Local companies step up to landscape Bend roundabouts

Two prominent Bend companies are teaming up to help the City keep its signature roundabouts looking beautiful.

Brooks Resources Corporation and William Smith Properties, Inc. will donate their resources to landscape Bend’s 20 roundabouts that include public art. The Bend Foundation, established by Brooks-Scanlon, Brooks Resources and their shareholders, and Art in Public Places will also participate in funding the project. The City has cut back on landscaping expenses over the past several years due to budget reductions and has relied on a volunteer program to do the work.

“On behalf of the City, I want to thank Brooks Resources and William Smith Properties for their civic pride and dedication to the quality of life in Bend,” said City Manager Eric King. “This type of public/private partnership shows the tremendous community spirit that exists in this city.”

After landscaping work is completed, the two companies will create recommended maintenance requirements for the roundabouts that volunteers will be able to follow in the future.

Brooks Resources Corporation has created some of Central Oregon’s most recognizable real estate communities, including NorthWest Crossing, a joint venture with Tennant Developments, North Rim, RiverWild, Awbrey Butte, Awbrey Glen, and Mount Bachelor Village Resort.

William Smith Properties developed the Old Mill District and has provided support to more than 100 local and regional non-profit organizations since 2000.

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