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Bend’s depressed real estate market has lead to some interesting opportunities for the Bend Parks District. And in the past year or so the District has spent more than $6 million in large acquisitions. The most recent was last week when the Board bought an 11 acre parking lot for $2.5 million. In an article in the Bulletin, the newspaper reports that total $6.35 million the District's spent in the last 13 months equates to about one third of the District's annual revenue. Park officials don't expect any reduction in services due to these large land purchases. - but they admit there could be some shifting of long-term priorities in order to fully develop some of these recent opportunities.

 

 

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King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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