Day of Action
Sunday, June 5, All Day
CENTRAL WESTSIDE HISTORY AND PLANNING TOUR
1 to 3 p.m.
Gathering point location to be emailed upon registration
25 person maximum
Tour Description: This tour will look back to the history of the Central Westside and look forward to its future as envisioned in the new Central Westside Plan. Participants will visit historic Riverfront parks and former mill and quarry sites, the former Shevlin-Hixon mill site, landmark homes and businesses, the Kingston and Kenwood Schools between Newport Avenue and Commerce. We will learn how the Plan conserves existing residential areas but encourages mixed-use redevelopment south of Commerce between the River and the new OSU-Cascades campus.
- Karen Swirsky, AICP Senior Planner City of Bend and Project Manager, Central Westside Plan
- Richard Ross, AICP, Member Central Westside Plan CAC Coordinator, Central Westside History Team, “Timber Town Legacies and Challenges” author
- Tor Hanson, Historian, Deschutes County Historical Society, Member Central Westside History Team
HELP BUILD BEND’S FIRST BIKE BOULEVARDS
EASTSIDE: NE 6th and Norton
WESTSIDE: NW 15th and Elgin
As part of the Bend Livability Project’s Day of Action, the City of Bend’s new project Making Bend Safer by Design will be building Bend’s first temporary bike boulevards on the eastside at NE 6th Street and Norton and on the westside at NW 15th Street and Elgin!
We’ll bring traffic cones to test out what it takes to make a street more comfortable for people to walk and bike along. We will close a small portion of the streets while we set up and then re-open then to see the bike boulevards in action. This is just the beginning of a conversation with neighbors about making walking and biking more comfortable. Light snacks and water will be provided.