What is 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.
What WE ARE
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
BCD Initiative Team
Moey Newbold, BCD Initiative Coordinator/Director of Urban Planning for Central Oregon LandWatch
Gabriela Peden, BCD Initiative Latino/a Community Organizer
Streets & Placemaking
Transit planning advocacy
Arts & Entertainment Think Tank
Bicycle Think Tank
Outreach to accessibility community
Catalyzing Positive Development
City of Bend urban renewal planning advocacy
BCD Code Review
Educating investors, developers, and landowners
Latino/a community outreach
Small business outreach
The BCD Initiative is a project of
Central Oregon LandWatch is the only nonprofit actively defending our natural resources and community resilience through land use planning, enforcement, and advocacy.