The Stevens Road Tract, 640 acres located in southeast
Bend at the intersection of Stevens Road and 27th Avenue, is currently under
consideration for sale. DSL anticipates making a recommendation regarding the
sale to the State Land Board at the Board’s December 10, 2019 meeting.
In 2016, the western 382 acres of the parcel were brought
into the city of Bend’s urban growth boundary and are now eligible for
annexation. Bend’s comprehensive plan for the UGB acres calls for a mix of
residential, commercial, and industrial uses. The eastern 261 acres remain
outside the UGB and are zoned multi-use agricultural.
The overall planning concept for the property, defined in
the city’s comprehensive plan, is a complete community that accommodates a
diverse mix of housing and employment uses.
DSL is exploring multiple options for a sale, including
sale of some or all of the acres within the tract.
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.
Public Comment Period Open Now
A public comment period on the potential sale will be open until Saturday,
November 16 at 5 p.m.
Property documents and materials
Oct. 17 Land Board agenda item
Stevens Road Conceptual Master Plan
(Note: the conceptual master plan was created in 2007 to demonstrate the land's suitability for a mixed-use urban neighborhood. The plan does not align with the city's current comprehensive plan. A new master plan would be created for any future property development.
Stevens Road cleanup feasibility
Stevens Road ESA report