South Redmond Tract urban growth boundary expansion
In 2006, the Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) undertook a planning process to identify land use and management strategies for 945 acres of Common School Fund (CSF) lands southeast of the City of Redmond, Oregon. Located directly south of the Deschutes County Fairgrounds and Exposition Center and south and east of the City of Redmond’s Juniper Golf Course, DSL’s South Redmond Tract (SRT) was acquired in 2007 from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) as a land grant. At its October 14, 2008 meeting, the Land Board considered and approved the
South Redmond Tract Land Use and Management Plan.
DSL is now working to implement the master plan by bringing the property into the urban growth boundary (UGB) of the City of Redmond. In conjunction with DSL’s efforts to include the property into the Redmond UGB, DSL is working with Deschutes County, the Oregon Military Department (OMD) and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) to exchange and/or sell part of SRT.
Deschutes County is proposing an equal value exchange of property located on Highway 126 for approximately 140 acres of SRT to expand the county fairgrounds, and OMD is proposing to acquire 20 acres of SRT for a new readiness facility. OPRD is proposing to exchange approximately 80 acres it owns adjacent to
the SRT for properties DSL owns elsewhere in the state that will allow for expansion of existing state parks.
In October 2015, DSL will be retaining a consulting team to prepare the necessary application materials for UGB expansion, annexation into the city and rezoning the properties. It is anticipated that the entire process will be completed by late 2016.
Proposed exchange with Deschutes County
In order to allow for future expansion of the Deschutes County Fairgrounds, the County has proposed an equal value exchange of industrial property it owns adjacent to Highway 126 (T15S R13E Sec 14: part of Tax Lot 103) for approximately 140 acres of DSL's South Redmond Tract that is the northern 1/4 of T15S R13E Sec 33: Tax Lot 130 except for 20 acres in the SW/corner.
Proposed sale to Oregon Military Department
The Oregon Military Department desires to construct a new Central Oregon Readiness Center on 20 acres, immediately south of the Fairgrounds expansion area (the proposed exchange with Deschutes County portion of the South Redmond Tract). OMD would purchase the property directly from DSL. This 20 acres is the SW corner of the north 1/4 of Tax Lot 130 in T15S R13E Sec 33.