More housing is coming to Sisters


Last updated 7/12/2022 at Noon


George Hale, co-founder of Woodhill Homes, with Judy Trego and Turi Shergold of Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce, following a presentation on Woodhill Homes’ new development, Sunset Meadows.

When completed, the planned Sunset Meadows housing development by Woodhill Homes will provide 130 new dwelling units on one of the last available large parcels of land in Sisters, according to Woodhill CEO George Hale, who spoke at last week’s Chamber of Commerce coffee hour.

The 12.85-acre parcel is located on the McKenzie Highway (Highway 242) between West Hood Avenue and North Brooks Camp Road. The development will include three distinct types of housing. On the back of the property will be 76 three-story market-rate apartments. There will be surface parking for the professionally managed apartments. There will be 17,000 square feet of open space around the apartments and along Highway 242, with two to three amenities for the residents.

In front of the apartments will be small, detached, single-family houses with alley-loaded garages, similar to some of the smaller homes in Saddlestone in northeast Sisters. Fronting along Highway 242, but buffered by a wide green space, will be higher-end single-family attached homes with back-loaded garages and the view across Pole Creek Ranch to the Three Sisters.

The largest lots in Sunset Meadows will be 32 feet by 80 feet in size. Houses will run 1,500 to 2,400 square feet. Prices are estimated to run from the high $400,000s to the low $600,000s.

All the necessary plans and paperwork have been submitted to the City, which has 90 days to complete its review. Woodhill hopes to begin work on the land sometime in spring 2023, with the infrastructure taking about six months to install.

Woodhill Homes was cofounded 20 years ago by Hale and Jay Campbell when they built Willow Springs in Redmond. They now build in Redmond, Bend, Sisters, Madras, Corvallis, and Boardman.

They are beginning Haystack Butte, a development in Culver, which will provide entry-level homes from the mid to high $300,000s. In Redmond they are working on Sunrise Meadows and Rimview Estates. With four other builders, they are developing Countryside in southeast Bend, a Northwest Crossing-style project with architectural restrictions.


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