BEND, Ore. -

The city of Bend encourages residents to attend one of two upcoming community meetings to learn more about and comment on the City’s Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) Remand project.

Meeting 1:

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Bend Municipal Court Building

555 NE 15th Street, Bend

Meeting 2:

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 14, 2014

Bend Parks & Recreation District, Riverbend Room

739 SW Columbia Street, Bend

Attendees are welcome to arrive at any time.  Presentations will be provided at approximately 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Staff will be available throughout the meeting to provide information and answer questions.  Attendees can participate in informal small group discussions and/or review displays. 

Children are welcome to attend, and coloring or other activities will be provided. Participants can learn how use an interactive online tool to weigh in on goals and issues associated with the UGB project. That online feedback tool will be accessible from the City’s UGB Website beginning August 1.

The City of Bend has entered the next phase of its UGB expansion to chart a path for Bend’s future growth.

The UGB is a line on the City’s General Plan map that identifies Bend’s urban land. This land represents an estimated 20-year supply of land for employment, housing and other urban uses.

The community has an opportunity to help shape the plan for future growth that reflects the community’s values and meets state planning requirements.

Find out more about the project, public meetings and opportunities to provide input, and sign up to receive information about the project at www.bendoregon.gov/bendugb.