OBNA Board Meeting Agenda 03/10/2020


March 10, 2020 7:15-8:30PM

Deschutes Historical Society- Library

  1. Update from Council. Chris P. or Makayla
  2. Update from Tobi Marx on parking district considerations.
  3. Update from Neighborhood Leadership Alliance [NLA]. Chris Friess
  4. Update Neighborhood Association Round Table [NART]. Hildur, Chris Friess
  5. Old Bend Yard Sale in June and our relationship with Historical society. Ward
  6. Signage for Old Bend Neighborhood. Travis
  7. Update on Parking Districts. Richard, Kathy, Hildur, Travis.
  8. Budget, Bylaws, Public Participation in our board meetings. Chris Freiss
  9. Notable land use issues. Mark

OBNA Board Meeting Minutes 02/11/2020

Mintues 2.11.20

Board Introductions: Board members present: Ward, Jodell, Mark, Kathy, Nunzie, Chris, Travis. Guests: Sue Fountain (Deschutes Historical Museum), Anne Goldner (Deschutes Historical Museum), Chris Piper (Bend City Council), Henry Stroud (Bend Parks & Rec).

Land Use Applications- Drake Park: Henry gave a presentation on what will be taking place in Drake Park. The goals are Habitat restoration, trail connections, and accessibility. Mark asked about Riverfront street and the past plans for that- BPRD is retaining money in their budget for 2022/2023 for funding reconstruction of that road. OBNA needs to get Parks & Rec on the agenda for talking about neighborhood projects.

Go Bond: Chris Piper gave an update, the bond is moving forward for $190M on the May ballot. There are several projects involved. There was talk about the parkway access as well as Colorado Ave., which the City of Bend took over years ago.

Neighborhood yard sale: Drake Park Historic district is moving yard sale to June.

Bend BCD: Several conversations around the Bend Central District plan- including what will happen if City Hall moves there. Moey N. is very involved, maybe we should have her come to present?

NLA: They are looking at re-designing the boundaries with the neighborhood associations.

Next meeting will be from 7:15-8:30 March 10, at the Historical Museum Library


OBNA Board Meeting February 11, 2020


February 11, 2020 7-8:30PM

Deschutes Historical Museum- Library (129 NW Idaho Ave)

Optional but interesting pre meeting at 6:00 pm with Anne Goldner at Deschutes Historic Society across Wall street from Amity School. Use a southern door. She will explore cooperation between the historical society and our neighborhood.

  1. Introductions, Chris Piper, and Bend Parks representative to hear of planned Developments in Drake Park. Needed new trails connecting north to McKay park, increased riparian plantings and a second boat launching sand beach seem to be under consideration but are unclear because of vague descriptions. (Mark W.)
  2. Review [brief] of ODOT plans for central parkway. (Chris F.)
  3. Bend Transportation Plan and upcoming $190M bond proposal before the May Electorate. Open House to come on Feb 13, 10:00am at old liberty theater on Wall Street. Also Core area Open House February 20th 5-7 p.m, Trinity Episcopal Church- Brooks Hall. (Richard, Chris Piper)
  4. History of Old Bend Neighborhood. (Ward, Anne Goldner)
  5. Report from Neighborhood Leadership Assoc. (Chris F.)
  6. Next meeting of OBNA board March 10, Historical Society Museum.

Core parkway changes coming! Open house 1/20/2020

The parkway (HWY 97) access in Downtown Bend is changing. 

There will be an Open House Jan 20th (Monday) from 9am-10am at Liberty Theatre,
829 NW Wall Street, Bend

Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will be presenting on purposed changes to the Parkway in the core of the City of Bend.

The topics covered will include: 

·      Closures of right in/right out Parkway access (Lafayette and Hawthorne Exits). 

·      Central Core (downtown and neighborhoods) circulation and access. 

·      Parkway interchanges and crossings at Revere, Olney, Greenwood, Hawthorne, Franklin and Colorado. 

·      Potential impacts on downtown and adjacent neighborhoods. 

·      Funding for changes.

The Downtown Bend Business Association, the River West Neighborhood Association and the Old Bend Neighborhood Association are sponsoring this Open House.




OBNA Board meeting Oct. 8, 2019 Agenda

Tuesday Oct 8, 2019, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm 816 NW Riverside Blvd.

Introductions and venue for November 12th meeting

Preservation workshop. Ward and Heidi

Proposal for neighborhood street safety projects. Late application? Sizemore sidewalk,
Report from Amity school issues, and proposals previously submitted. Richard.

Neighborhood Leadership alliance meeting earlier this afternoon. Brett

Invitation to participate in Neighborhood Association Round Table. Chris

Parking Plans for city and our neighborhood and neighborhood livability. Kathy, Hildur, and Travis.

Public involvement in Sisemore extension plan. Richard

Neighborhood notification of type 1 Land Use applications. –Mark

Downtown festivals. Nunzie and Jodell

Historic District Code Ward and Jodell