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Industrial, Commercial, and Residential Projects

Caution cone and sign on dirt lotThe 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.
The following page highlights featured industrial, commercial, and residential land planning projects. 

Featured Land Planning Projects

The South Redmond tract is a 940-acre parcel of state-owned land that is being planned and developed for sale in collaboration with multiple city and county partners. The project aims to enhance economic development in Central Oregon, contribute to family wage jobs, and benefit Oregon’s public schools.

Lands available for development. 778 acres of the site are available for sale. The property is in a large lot industrial zone, ideal for multiple industries, including manufacturing, warehouses and distribution centers, or research and development. Due to the site’s location in South Redmond’s Urban Renewal Area, tax incentives may be available to companies that acquire the land. Learn more.​

Previous sales and exchanges. In February, 2021, the Land Board approved the sale of 20 acres to the Oregon Military Department for a new readiness center to serve as a training facility for the national guard and emergency center for events like natural disasters.
In June, 2020, the State Land Board approved the exchange​ of 140 acres of the tract between DSL and Deschutes county that would allow the county to expand its fairgrounds.

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 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).
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.​

Millican Road is a 159-acre industrial property located on the western edge of the City of Prineville.
The Department of State Lands has worked with the City of Prineville and other partners to enhance the property’s appeal, ensuring a sale that will benefit the Common School fund as well as the local Prineville economy. There is direct road access to the property. The city has also annexed the state-owned property as industrial land, opening the possibilities for manufacturing, data centers, or other employment-oriented businesses.​


Amber McKernan, Property Manager

Shawn Zumwalt, Property Manager