In the process of evolving from vision to reality, NorthWest Crossing has become a leading example of contemporary community planning and an important part of the Bend Oregon real estate landscape.Residential and commercial property, schools and parks are unified through architectural integrity, preservation of natural features and a web of sidewalks and trails that encourages cycling and walking.
The developer, West Bend Property Co., has fused the memorable icons of traditional neighborhoods--comfortable homes, inviting front porches, alley garages and tree-shaded streets--with advanced concepts of "new urban" community integration and environmental sensitivity. Builders are required to meet Earth Advantage standards for energy efficiency, indoor air quality, materials and mechanical systems.
Two commercial buildings in the neighborhood have earned LEED Silver Certification from the US Green Building Council.
Add one more ingredient to the potpourri of cultural, economic, architectural and environmental components that define the character of NorthWest Crossing and make it a Bend Oregon landmark: an ongoing series of large and small street festivals and community events, e-mail newsletters, and an intranet shared by residents. Thus have the developers, builders and homeowners of NorthWest Crossing together established a unique imprint on the Bend Oregon real estate market.
And it's OK to call it NWX.
West Bend Property Co. LLC is a partnership of Brooks Resources Corp. and Tennant Family Limited Partnership. Both companies, based in Bend, have solid histories of commitment to thoughtful, quality real estate development in Central Oregon.
The 486-acre mixed-use neighborhood is being developed in phases to control sprawl. It includes two schools, nearly 35 acres dedicated to community parks and open spaces, 30 acres assigned for commercial use, 15 acres designated as mixed-use employment, and 40 acres for light industrial development.
Two focal points of community activity are the Neighborhood Center at NorthWest Crossing, which provides dining and retail services and office space, and the five-acre Compass Park that divides one of the development's principal arteries, NW Crossing Dr., into a giant roundabout with the park in the center, overlooked by homes on the perimeter.