Accelerate Bend Project

Bend, Oregon

Stacey and Rachel Stemach volunteered for Bend2030's Accelerate Bend project in 2012 to come up with a visualization for a sustainable, multi-modal 3rd Street (Business 97). The existing conditions (above) are car dominant, the smaller lots are business stagnant and under-developed for the center of Bend, however, due to state mandated vehicular mobility standards, most lots cannot be further developed. The City of Bend is currently at work on a Multi-Modal Area (MMA) designation for this district.

 

The first phase of improvements include the dedication of Hawthorne Avenue to pedestrian and bike way, connecting Juniper Park to the east with First Avenue to the west. A significant reallocation of the street cross-section is also proposed. What was 5 traffic lanes becomes storm water catchments, a buffered bike lane, travel and turn lanes, and planted medians at the intersection of 3rd St. and Hawthorne to act as traffic calming measures for safe pedestrian and cyclist crossings.

 

The future phase of improvement includes the suggestion of a streetcar line along the corridor, an iconic, signature pedestrian bridge connecting the east side to downtown Bend, as well as mixed-use, higher density development supportive zoning code. The suggested goal of these visualizations is a higher density, mixed-use, multi-modal area to bring more people, jobs and tax revenue to the Central Area of Bend.

541.647.5661

550 SW Industrial Way, Suite 135

Bend, Oregon 97702

Accelerate Bend Project

Stacey and Rachel Stemach volunteered for Bend2030's Accelerate Bend project in 2012 to come up with a visualization for a sustainable, multi-modal 3rd Street (Business 97). The existing conditions (above) are car dominant, the smaller lots are business stagnant and under-developed for the center of Bend, however, due to state mandated vehicular mobility standards, most lots cannot be further developed. The City of Bend is currently at work on a Multi-Modal Area (MMA) designation for this district.

 

The first phase of improvements include the dedication of Hawthorne Avenue to pedestrian and bike way, connecting Juniper Park to the east with First Avenue to the west. A significant reallocation of the street cross-section is also proposed. What was 5 traffic lanes becomes storm water catchments, a buffered bike lane, travel and turn lanes, and planted medians at the intersection of 3rd St. and Hawthorne to act as traffic calming measures for safe pedestrian and cyclist crossings.

 

The future phase of improvement includes the suggestion of a streetcar line along the corridor, an iconic, signature pedestrian bridge connecting the east side to downtown Bend, as well as mixed-use, higher density development supportive zoning code. The suggested goal of these visualizations is a higher density, mixed-use, multi-modal area to bring more people, jobs and tax revenue to the Central Area of Bend.