Chapter 2.0


2.0.100    Classification of Land Use Districts.

2.0.200    Land Use District Map.

2.0.300    Determination of Land Use District Boundaries.

2.0.100 Classification of Land Use Districts.

All areas within the urban growth boundary of the City of Bend are divided into land use districts. The use of each lot, parcel and tract of land is limited to the uses permitted by the applicable land use district. The applicable land use district is determined based on the Zoning Map, and the provisions of this chapter. The following table lists the land use districts within this code:

Table 2.0.100 – Classification of Land Use Districts 

Land Use Districts


Area Reserve District (UAR)

Low Density Residential (RL)

Standard Density Residential (RS)

Medium-10 Density Residential (RM-10)

Medium Density Residential (RM)

High Density Residential (RH)


Convenience Commercial District (CC)

Limited Commercial (CL)

General Commercial District (CG)

Central Business District (CBD)


Mixed-Use Districts

• Mixed Employment (ME)

• Mixed-Use Riverfront (MR)

• Professional Office (PO)


General Industrial District (IG)

Light Industrial District (IL)


Surface Mining District (SM)


Public Facilities District (PF)


Lava Ridge Refinement Plan

NorthWest Crossing Refinement Plan

Dean Swift Refinement Plan

Waterway Overlay Zone

Upland Areas of Special Interest

Medical District Overlay

Farmington Reserve Master Planned Development

Stone Creek Master Planned Development


Urbanizable Area District (UA)

[Ord. NS-2353, 2019; Ord. NS-2293, 2017; amended during 11/14 supplement; Ord. NS-2016, 2006]

2.0.200 Land Use District Map.

A.    Consistency with Zoning Map. The boundaries of each of the land use districts contained within this chapter shall coincide with the land use district boundaries identified on the City’s official Zoning Map, retained by the Development Services Director or designee. Said map by this reference is made a part of this Development Code. A certified print of the adopted Zoning Map, and any map amendments, shall be maintained by the City. Refinement Plan maps are included in BDC Chapter 2.7, Special Planned Districts, Refinement Plans, Area Plans and Master Plans.

B.    Applicability of Zoning Requirements. Each lot, tract and parcel of land or portion thereof within the land use district boundaries as designated and marked on the Zoning Map is classified, zoned and limited to the uses as hereinafter specified and defined for the applicable district classification. [Ord. NS-2251, 2015; Ord. NS-2122, 2009; Ord. NS-2016, 2006]

2.0.300 Determination of Land Use District Boundaries.

A.    Land Use District Map Amendments. All amendments to the City Land Use District (Zoning) Map shall be made in accordance with the provisions of BDC Chapter 4.1, Development Review and Procedures.

1.    Copies of all map amendments shall be dated with the effective date of the ordinance or order adopting the map amendment, and shall be maintained without change, together with the adopting documents, on file at the City; and

2.    The City shall make available for public inspection a current copy of the revised Zoning Map, so that it accurately portrays changes of zone boundaries or classification.

3.    Refinement Plans must go through the process described in BDC Chapter 4.1, Development Review and Procedures.

B.    Conflicts. Where due to the scale, lack of scale, lack of detail or illegibility of the City Zoning District Map, or due to any other reason, there is uncertainty, contradiction or conflict as to the intended location of district boundary lines, the boundary lines shall be determined by the Planning Director or designee in accordance with the following:

1.    Boundaries indicated as approximately following the centerlines of streets, highways, railroad tracks or alleys shall be construed to follow such centerlines;

2.    Boundaries indicated as approximately following the boundaries of a parcel, lot, or tract shall be construed as following such boundaries;

3.    If a zone boundary divides a lot into two or more zones, the boundary shall be determined by using the scale of the map and measuring the distance from the property line or distances specified on the map;

4.    Boundaries indicated as approximately following a City boundary or the Urban Growth Boundary shall be construed as following said boundary;

5.    Boundaries indicated as approximately following river, stream and/or drainage channels or basins shall be construed as following river, stream and/or drainage channels or basins, as applicable; and

6.    Whenever any public right-of-way is lawfully vacated, the lands formerly within the vacated right-of-way shall automatically be subject to the same land use district designation that is applicable to lands abutting the vacated area. In cases where the right-of-way formerly served as a land use district boundary, the lands formerly within the vacated right-of-way shall be allocated proportionately between the subject land use districts.

C.    Zoning of Annexed Areas. If a zoning reclassification for lands annexed to the City of Bend is necessary, said lands will be reclassified to a zone consistent with the Bend Comprehensive Plan automatically upon annexation. Any conditions, limitations or restrictions previously applied by the County to regulate a development of land annexed to the City will continue to apply until replaced by the City. Where appropriate, the City may continue any restrictions, limitations and/or conditions and enforce them pursuant to the effective codes and procedures. See also BDC Chapter 4.9, Annexations. [Ord. NS-2302, 2018; Ord. NS-2271, 2016; Ord. NS-2122, 2009; Ord. NS-2016, 2006]