There is an opportunity to support housing in Bend coming up. I hope we’ll see you there!
A proposal to allow some apartments to be built, by rezoning land off of Reed Lane: Monday, February 6th, 2017 at 5:30 PM, City Council chambers – 710 NW Wall St. Bend desperately needs more options that are affordable, and that means more market-rate apartments. People will likely complain about how it’s “inappropriate” for the area, that the people there will add to traffic (as if they didn’t when they moved there), and so on (there’s even a bingo game for these excuses: http://www.nimbyngo.com/ ). With an extremely low vacancy rate, and rapidly rising prices, Bend needs housing of all kinds, not just single family homes. We want people like teachers and firefighters to be able to afford to live where they teach and work, and the only way that’s going to happen is if we add enough housing to keep it affordable.
Let’s show up and say “Yes In My Back Yard!”.
Here is a copy of the announcement from the City of Bend – public hearing information about the proposed apartments on page 3: