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Industrial, Commercial, and Residential Projects

The Department of State Lands manages Oregon’s state-owned lands with the goals of maximizing the value of properties to benefit the Common School Fund and K-12 education, while protecting natural resources for Oregonians. 

Some lands, particularly those with the potential to contribute greatly to the Common School Fund as sites for future industrial, commercial, or residential use, are planned for development and improved for eventual sale. 

Below highlights featured industrial, commercial, and residential land planning projects.

 Featured Land Planning Projects

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

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 has purchased 20 acres of the property for a new readiness facility immediately south of the fairgrounds expansion area. 

As part of the annexation, and to prepare the land for future development, DSL extended 19th Street onto the parcel 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.

Stevens Road

Stevens Road was originally a 643-acre tract of state-owned land located in Bend. Planning and development of the tract is helping to add a mix of much-needed affordable housing to the area, creating opportunities for new businesses to develop, and benefitting Oregon's public schools.

Lands under state ownership. Of the original acreage, 261 acres remain in state ownership, with the potential to be added into Bend's urban growth boundary (UGB) in the near future. During the 2021 legislative session, the state legislature approved a process for the expansion of the UGB, with the additional requirement that certain acres be set aside for housing for educators and low-income families (HB 3318).

Current updates. As part of the process outlined in HB 3318, the City of Bend is developing the Stevens Road Tract Concept Plan, which explains future planning amendments and intended uses and zoning for the site. DSL is working with the City of Bend on requirements outlined in HB 3318, including eventual incorporation of the Stevens Road Tract into the Bend UGB and the sale and transfer of 20 acres of land for affordable housing.

Previous sales and exchanges. A 382-acre parcel of the land was incorporated into the City of Bend's UGB in 2016 and later sold to Lands Bend Corp in November 2020 for $22 million, allowing the development of a mix of housing, businesses, and other uses.

Property documents and materials


Shawn Zumwalt

Property Manager
Phone: 541-388-6033

Amber McKernan

Real Property Program Manager
Phone: 541-388-6355