LUBA Appeal Settled

We are very pleased to announce an agreement has been reached with Central Oregon LandWatch (COLW) resulting in the withdrawal of the appeal scheduled to be heard by the state Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA).

In September, The Deschutes County Board of Commissioners granted a favorable land use decision, which was then appealed to LUBA by Central Oregon LandWatch. In recent weeks, several west side land owners and developers, including Brooks Resources and Miller Tree Farm, and COLW have had collaborative discussions and made agreements on a plan for future development on the western lands within the proposed Bend Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) expansion. Building on momentum from these UGB discussions, additional agreements were reached which resulted in the settlement for the Tree Farm LUBA appeal.

“We’re excited to be able to move forward with the project,” said Charley Miller, a partner in The Tree Farm LLC and a member of the family who has owned the property for over six decades. “This development pattern has been a vision of our family for many years, and the roughly 400 acres of open space that it creates will be enjoyed by the entire community in perpetuity.”

This allows us to move forward with our engineering and construction plans and we hope to be breaking ground very soon. We anticipate the majority of construction will take place over the summer, with homesites available for sale in fall 2016.

Reaching this settlement is a breath of fresh air!  Stay tuned for more exciting announcements and updates as we move forward with creating a legacy community at The Tree Farm.  And if you’re interested in being one of the first to learn how you can own a piece of The Tree Farm, be sure to join our list.

2016 is shaping up to be a busy and wonderful year!