Bend, Oregon Trail Structure Now Complete in NorthWest Crossing

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Construction of unique Bend, Oregon trail crossing kept work local and now allows pedestrians and bikers to use trails safely

Bend Oregon trail crossing

Trail Crossing in NorthWest Crossing

We purchased the materials for the project locally, provided 14 full-time positions for several months and spent more than $250,000 in our local marketplace.

West Bend Property Company, the developer of NorthWest Crossing, today announced that the 24-foot-wide trail crossing project at Lemhi Pass Drive and Skyliners Road is complete and ready for bicyclists, runners and pedestrians. The developer worked with the City of Bend and the Bend Parks and Recreation District on the plans to allow users to avoid street traffic and safely use area trails. The trail crossing was constructed on-site by Taylor NW, rather than having pre-fabricated structural elements imported, creating jobs for local workers.

“The original plan for the project called for concrete panels to be shipped hundreds of miles,” said Todd Taylor, owner of Taylor NW. “West Bend Property Company decided to move forward with pouring the structure in place, which meant we purchased the materials for the project locally, provided 14 full-time positions for several months and spent more than $250,000 in our local marketplace. We are very pleased with the end result of the project and believe it reflects the care and attention the developer puts into all of its work.”

West Bend Property Company worked with local metal artist Andy Wachs on the commissioned public art installation for both the east and west sides of the structure. Both sides feature a depiction of the NorthWest Crossing compass logo.

The trail crossing concept was created when plans were made to connect Lemhi Pass Drive with Skyliners Road as NorthWest Crossing continues to grow. The highly utilized trail that runs along the side of Skyliners Road will now run under Lemhi Pass Road without interruption. Construction began on the project in July.

David Ford, general manager for NorthWest Crossing, said, ““It was important to us at West Bend Property Company to maintain a positive trail experience and with this trail crossing, I think we accomplished our goal!”

About NorthWest Crossing
NorthWest Crossing is a mixed-use community on Bend’s west side which has won several national awards for its green building practices, as well as being a 2011 recipient of the Environmental Center’s Sustainability Award and 2010 Building a Better Central Oregon Award. West Bend Property Company LLC, a partnership of Brooks Resources Corporation and Tennant Family Limited Partnership, is developing the community. Both companies, based in Bend, have solid histories of commitment to thoughtful, quality real estate developments in Central Oregon. Their goal of creating a livable and sustainable community at NorthWest Crossing is rooted in their understanding and respect for the true essence of Bend and the Central Oregon lifestyle. http://www.northwestcrossing.com
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