August 26th: Planning Commission Hearing on proposal to remove a city block from the Bend Central District

Planning Commission Hearing on Les Schwab Tires proposal
Monday, August 26th

5:30pm

Bend City Hall, 710 NW Wall St.

Comments on this application may be submitted to kswenson@bendoregon.gov with the subject PZ-19-0177 by 5:30pm August 26, 2019.

Les Schwab Tires has proposed to move from their current site at 105 NE Franklin Ave to a different city block in the Bend Central District and build a new Tire Center on the site that currently holds eight buildings, including Enterprise Rent-a-Car, (formerly) Hardy's Burgers & Ice Cream, Sangie Hair Spa, Bend Truck Toyz, Vintage Moon Antiques, and a single-family residence.

Since the Bend Central District Overlay Code does not allow new "automobile-dependent" uses, Les Schwab Tires has applied to remove the entire block from the Bend Central District. This application will be before the Planning Commission on Monday evening.

The City of Bend created Opportunity Areas, including the Bend Central District, in its 2016 Urban Growth Boundary plan to create capacity for the projected population growth in Bend. Reducing the size of those Opportunity Areas will reduce capacity for more housing and employment and could set a precedent for shrinking the Bend Central District whenever a property owner's goals don't match the community's vision for the heart of Bend.

Comments on this application may be submitted to kswenson@bendoregon.gov with the subject line PZ-19-0177 by 5:30pm August 26, 2019.

For more information, see City Staff Report, Read Burden of Proof and View Site Plan

EventMoey Newbold