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Some bright spots in the local building industry. The City of Bend is noticing a slight up tick in the number of building permits issued. “Permits were up from 2009 to 2010 about 25% in the City of Bend. Which is obviously a good sign. That means we have hit bottom and are on our way back up.” But Tim Knopp of the Central Oregon Building Association cautions us there are still some foreclosures that will bring more homes to market, but he feels like we have seen the brunt of those. To put it in perspective, 2000 building permits were issued in Bend in 2006 and by 2009 that had dropped to 150.

 

 

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

 

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.

 
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