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High Density Net-Zero Development Proposed for Midtown

A High Density (RH) zoned, energy-efficient multi-family housing development is planned for the Orchard District of Bend’s popular Midtown area. The three story, 36 unit project is expected to break ground by the end of the year. Perry Brooks with Roost Development LLC says the goal is to create an ultra-energy-efficient “Net Zero” building that produces more energy than it consumes. Brooks says the nature of the development is better than sprawl and use rehavbilitating lots that have been degraded to the point they are uninhabitable. He said it provdes an opportunity to allow more people to live in Bend. Ten Over Studio in Bend is designing the podium style development which will feature solar panels and other “green” materials and will include 28 one-bed and eight two-bed market rate units and 44 parking spaces. An evolution of similar high density developments can be seen around the country, and in cities like Portland and Seattle. Brooks says the development falls in line with Oregon’s land use codes which encourages density within urban areas.


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