thE BCD Initiative?

The BCD Initiative is a grassroots effort advocating for the Bend Central District’s transformation into a vibrant, healthy, and resilient mixed-use neighborhood.



  • An organic group of visionaries taking action to improve the heart of our city

  • Mostly volunteers with a few team members funded by Central Oregon LandWatch

  • Creating conversations and working on projects related to a broad range of issues that are important to the Bend Central District’s revitalization

  • Fostering a community that is inclusive of all. In all our activities, we strive for diversity of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, range of abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, financial means, education, and political perspective.

What we’re Not

  • Officially affiliated with the City of Bend in any way

  • Tearing down or building any new buildings (although some of our members might do that at some point)

  • Boring, stale, rigid, passive or ineffective


The BCD Initiative is a project of

Central Oregon LandWatch.

Central Oregon LandWatch is the only nonprofit actively defending our natural resources and community resilience through land use planning, enforcement, and advocacy.