Public hearing set on new housing


Last updated 10/18/2022 at Noon

Sisters planners will conduct a public hearing on a proposed development along McKenzie Highway at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 20.

The planned Sunset Meadows housing development by Woodhill Homes is proposed to create a 71-lot residential development with 22 single-family, detached dwellings, 48 townhome dwellings, and approximately 72 to 124 multifamily units on one of the last available large parcels of land in Sisters.

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. There will be 17,000 square feet of open space around the apartments and along Highway 242, with 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. Woodhill CEO George Hale described the development plans at a Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce coffee hour last July.

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.

A public hearing before the Sisters Planning Commission is required for a Master Planned Development (Type III), Tentative Subdivision (Type III), and Minor Partition (Type II). Woodhill hopes to begin work on the land sometime in spring 2023, with the infrastructure taking about six months to install.

Sisters Oregon Guide

A full agenda and documents related to the public hearing can be found at


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