Development Update: Bend, Oregon’s Discovery West

Construction and development

We have 35 homes at various stages of construction in Discovery West Phases 1 and 2, and another 17 that have formal or preliminary approval by the architectural review committee which haven’t broken ground yet. One home is complete and our very first family moved into the neighborhood last month! Add upcoming new designs on homesites purchased by our Discovery West Builders Guild, and there is a lot of activity going on each day. Infrastructure work by Taylor NW begins next week on Phase 3, and we anticipate that they will begin paving streets this coming spring. Looking ahead, our tentative plan for future Phases will be submitted to the City of Bend any day now!

Parks and trails

Discovery West has mapped out all the new parks in the neighborhood with the Bend Parks and Recreation District, including the extension of NorthWest Crossing’s Discovery Park into the new neighborhood. The land south of NW Blodgett Way and east of Skyline Ranch Road, inside Phase 2, has been handed over to the BPRD for management. In addition, a temporary trail easement has been put in place to extend the trail system from Discovery Park, through undeveloped land in Discovery West, to connect all the way out to The Tree Farm. In the future, a permanent trail will be created to provide connectivity to the greater trail system west of Bend.

Sales activity

From a sales standpoint, our partners at Harcourts The Garner Group Real Estate say they are still receiving a high amount of interest in the neighborhood. While inventory remains low, we should see more homes coming online as our Discovery West Guild Builders begin to develop pricing and plans for their newest homesites. Unlike many other neighborhoods, there is no one-size-fits all home buying process because of our unique model. In order to create character and diversity, we sell ready-to-build homesites to our Guild Builders only. Our sales team from Harcourts The Garner Group Real Estate are experts at guiding people through the purchase process. Find out more from them, or visit our site, or come by our Discovery Pod on site – now open daily from 10am – 4pm.