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REDMOND, OR -- A major land swap was approved Tuesday by the State Land Board, clearing the way for city and county officials to move forward with plans for what’s known as the South Redmond Tract. The project will bring 945 acres into Redmond's Urban Growth Boundary.


Officials say 140 acres of state lands will go to the county, for expansion of the Fair and Expo Center and 20 acres would be sold to the Oregon Military Department for a new readiness center. The remaining land would be designated as “large lot industrial” for future development. 
Tuesday's approval allows funding of the necessary infrastructure work. Redmond Mayor George Endicott talked with KBND News Wednesday morning, and says the project will be important to bringing more living-wage jobs to the region. 
Photo: (L-R) Vicki Walker, Director of Dept. of State Lands, Jon Stark, Senior Director of Redmond Economic Development Inc (REDI), Stanley Hutchison, Dep. Dir. Oregon Military Department, Governor Kate Brown and Redmond Mayor George Endicott. 

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