Midtown is becoming a popular location for buyers and business owners to put down their roots. The central location, larger lot sizes, and older homes with charm are capturing the attention of many who want to be part of an up and coming area.
City Planners are woking on a master plan for redevelopment of the NE 3rd st. corridor in the west part of Midtown that will alter traffic flow and modify zoning to create a mixed-use neighborhood with improved aesthetics, pedestrian and bicycle-friendly streets, and an urban atmosphere.
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The city of Bend is committed to redevelopment of this are. Bringing in businesses is one step in this directive – Sunlight Solar has already begun construction on their new building on Hawthorn. “The City asked us to bring the building proud to the street, which reduces the need for cars,” said Israel. “We’re super excited, because if the pedestrian and bike lane that would go over the parkway is approved by voters, it will create a great pedestrian and bike corridor for everyone.” The construction of the Hawthorne/Midtown Crossing was included in the $180 million dollar bond that will go to the voters. “This could really create a wonderful community environment here in Central Bend,” added Israel. “We want people working and living in this area.” To enhance the sense of community in the area, Sunlight Solar will encourage biking and walking for its employees. Based on the National www.walkscore.com website, the site has a “75 or Very Walkable” score and an “85 Very Bikeable” score. (Read the full ariticle from Cascade Business News here.)
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