BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — Hours before a discussion with Bend city councilors, the Downtown Bend Business Association released details Wednesday of a proposed pedestrian promenade that would remove cars from Minnesota Avenue, a proposal that has sparked much debate since it was revealed last week.
Here is the full news release from the DBBA. NewsChannel 21’s Alec Nolan will be covering the meeting and will have more about this discussion in tonight’s newscasts:
Established in 1903, Downtown Bend has seen many changes in the last 100 years. The most recent significant investment in Downtown Bend was made in the 1990’s when the City of Bend used urban renewal dollars to fund revitalization efforts. Over two decades later, it has once again become paramount to invest in the future of the historic core of our city.
Downtown Bend serves many roles in our community. It is the largest employer in Bend, the number one tourist destination, the…