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SISTERS, OR -- A Sisters architect is considering how 7.5 acres along Highway 20, behind the Three Winds Shopping Center, could be developed. Chris Mayes is now working with the city to complete a land-use application. The property extends from Hood Street to the McKinney Butte roundabout. 

 

The current property owner hopes to sell and Mayes says whomever purchases the land will need to plan ahead, "It's a very odd-shaped lot now, because the original development, which is the Bi-Mart and Takoda's - those kind of took a chunk right out of the center of it. So, there's some really odd-shaped triangular pieces; It's 7.5 acres, but it's a little bit of a challenge because of the configuration."

 

Mayes says it's still very early in the development of a Master Plan for the area zoned Highway Commercial, "We don't have any specific plans; there's nothing to talk about in terms of what specific businesses are coming in, other than just commercial, probably a food, and the multi-family - probably two stories of apartments." He tells KBND News, "We're just putting together footprints and having an idea of 'this kind of space could fit here.' And, we're looking at parking and circulation to and from those areas."

 

He hopes to present his proposal to the Sisters Planning Commission soon and have their decision by late spring. 

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