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Real Property Planning

The State Land Board oversees the real property assets of the Common School Fund for long-term, multi-generational support of K-12 public schools in Oregon.
 
The Department of State Lands’ Real Estate Asset Management Plan guides the direction of the agency’s planning efforts, which include land sales, exchanges, acquisitions, planning and development. All proposed sales and other land transactions of the planning unit must be approved by the State Land Board. Specific steps include evaluating opportunities, conducting due diligence, and making recommendations to the Board.
 
Information on properties currently under review is in the list below.

 
Millican Road
In May 2020, the Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) and Birch LLC signed a sale agreement for $4.5 million for the 159-acre industrial property, located on Millican Road south of the Prineville Airport.

The State Land Board on Oct. 17, 2017, approved the initiation of due-diligence review and determination of the potential sale of the Millican Road property in Crook County. The site was slated for conversion to industrial use in the Central Oregon Area Management Plan adopted by the Land Board in October 2011. 

On June 12, 2012, the Land Board authorized an equal exchange of land with Premier Bank, the adjacent property owner. The due diligence conducted for that exchange included altering the boundaries of both properties from long narrow parcels to square parcels. The reconfiguration provided road access to the Millican Road parcel and improved the marketability of both parcels for future development and use.

The City of Prineville annexed the Department of State Lands parcel as an industrial parcel, and later it was certified as a “shovel ready" site under Business Oregon's Certified Industrial Site identification process.


Oct. 17, 2017 Land Board agenda item

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South Redmond
The Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL), partnering with the City of Redmond and Deschutes County, has completed a planning process to expand the Redmond Urban Growth Boundary, and annex 945 acres of Common School Fund lands southeast of Redmond. Located directly south of the Deschutes County Fairgrounds and Exposition Center and south and east of the City of Redmond’s Juniper Golf Course, the South Redmond tract has been Zoned for Large Lot Industrial and Public Facilities. 

DSL has partitioned land for sale or exchange with government partners:

Deschutes County is making an equal-value exchange of property adjacent to the City of Redmond for 140 acres of the South Redmond tract to expand the county fairgrounds. The county will exchange for industrial property it owns  inside the City of Redmond’s eastern boundary.  

The Military Department is acquiring 20 acres of the property for a new readiness facility immediately south of the fairgrounds expansion area . The Military Department will purchase the property directly from DSL. 

As part of the annexation, and to prepare the land for future development, DSL will be extending 19th Street onto the parcel as required by annexation agreement and Large Lot Industrial designation, and is working with a broker to market the large industrial parcels. Please contact DSL staff if you need additional information on the sale listing.


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Stevens Road

​​​The Department of State Lands has signed a $22 million sale agreement for the Stevens Road Tract. Read the announcement​.

The State Land Board in December 2019 approved the sale of a portion of the Stevens Road Tract, located in southeast Bend at the intersection of Stevens Road and 27th Street. 

The 382 acres to be sold were brought into Bend's urban growth boundary in 2016. Bend's comprehensive plan calls for those acres to be developed into a complete community with a mix of housing and employment types.

The remaining 261 acres of the Stevens Road property, which are outside the urban growth boundary, will remain in state ownership.

Property Background 

The tract is Common School Fund land. School lands were granted to Oregon by the federal government to fund public education and are managed to obtain the greatest benefit for schools. The Department acquired the tract from the federal government in 1997. 

Since gaining ownership, DSL has taken multiple steps to ready the land for development and fulfill its responsibilities as stewards of school lands.  Stevens Road key events timeline​

In October 2017, the State Land Board directed DSL to begin due diligence work to prepare for a potential sale. That work included rezoning the 261 acres outside the UGB, a survey and property line adjustment to separate the land inside and outside the UGB, evaluation of the property’s value, and discussions with the community and stakeholders to gather input on potential sale and development.

Property documents and materials

The Department of State Lands closed in November 2020 on a $22 million sale agreement for the western portion of the Stevens Road Tract. Read the announcement.

The State Land Board in December 2019 approved the sale of a portion of the Stevens Road Tract, located in southeast Bend at the intersection of Stevens Road and 27th Street. 

The 382 acres to be sold were brought into Bend's urban growth boundary in 2016. Bend's comprehensive plan calls for those acres to be developed into a complete community with a mix of housing and employment types.

The remaining 261 acres of the Stevens Road property, which are outside the urban growth boundary, will remain in state ownership.

Property Background 
The Department acquired the tract from the federal government in 1997. 

Since gaining ownership, DSL has taken multiple steps to ready the land for development and fulfill its responsibilities as stewards of school lands. Stevens Road key events timeline.

In October 2017, the State Land Board directed DSL to begin due diligence work to prepare for a potential sale. That work included rezoning the 261 acres outside the UGB, a survey and property line adjustment to separate the land inside and outside the UGB, evaluation of the property’s value, and discussions with the community and stakeholders to gather input on potential sale and development.



Contact

realproperty@dsl.state.or.us

John Swanson
Real Property Planner
Phone: 503-580-6008 John.M.Swanson@state.or.us

Clara Taylor
Real Property Analyst
Phone: 503-986-5276

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