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Sisters development plan to get hearing

Plans for the 359-unit residential development known as Sisters Woodlands will go before the City of Sisters Planning Commission for a public hearing on November 10.

Kevin Eckert of BUILD LLC is designing the project for Paul Hodge and Paul and Carla Schneider of Sisters, who purchased the property that was formerly part of the U.S. Forest Service administrative site.

The developers are requesting approval of a Master Planned Development on 31.56 acres. They are seeking approval to allow for a 186-lot, mixed-use development. In addition to 359 residential units there would be approximately 44,000 square feet of commercial/light industrial space.

The proposal includes cottages, townhomes, apartments, a congregate housing facility, mixed-use commercial or industrial/residential buildings, and 4.26 acres of park space.

The applicant is also requesting variances for setbacks and lot size on several lots to preserve significant trees. Eckert has previously told The Nugget that he hopes to preserve more than 500 trees.

The staff report and recommendation to the commissioners will be available for review at least seven days before the hearing. Due

to continuing COVID-19 concerns, the public

hearing will be held virtually, via Zoom. It is set for 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 10.

Meeting information, including the Zoom link, will be posted on the Planning Commission agenda and can be found on

More information will be available at



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