REDMOND, OR -- 14 years after plans first started, a planned resort West of Redmond may have a chance to get built. In 2017, the Thornburgh Resort project was halted due to concerns it would negatively impact Wychus Creek, and the record closed.
The Deschutes County Commissioners decided Monday to approve a reopening of the record. Their decision makes it possible for a LUBA hearings officer, that's the Land Use Board of Appeals, to revisit the remand.
The Recession, neighbor opposition, and bankruptcy has plagued the project, putting the completion of the 1,000 homes, 475 overnight units, and 3 golf courses on the 1,970 acre resort, in question.
The area is near the Cline Buttes, surrounded by public land, primarily BLM, with Eagle Crest Resort on the North end.