Bend, Oregon – NorthWest Crossing, Central Oregon’s largest mixed-use neighborhood, today announced its new commitment to support public art. West Bend Property Company, the developer for the project, is pledging 1 percent of commercial building construction budgets to art within the community’s Neighborhood Center.

“We feel strongly that art is an important part of the feeling of our community,” said David Ford, general manager for NorthWest Crossing. “By formally supporting the incorporation of art in commercial area, we ensure that our residents, neighbors and visitors will enjoy various forms of artwork while visiting our NorthWest Crossing retailers and businesses.”

The art will be incorporated into the commercial buildings in NorthWest Crossing’s Neighborhood Center, which runs primarily along NW Crossing Drive. The art can be incorporated into the building’s architecture or be included in the site plan. Currently, the building on the southeast corner of NW Crossing and Mt Washington Drives displays art glass medallion exterior lights designed by local artists at Glass Symphony, a studio and retail store located within the neighborhood.

NorthWest Crossing is a mixed-use community on Bend’s west side which was selected as the 2006 Most Successful Development in Oregon by BUILDERnews magazine and was also a 2006 featured project by the Urban Land Institute. West Bend Property Company LLC, a partnership of Brooks Resources Corporation and Tennant Family Limited Partnership, is developing the community. Both companies, based in Bend, have solid histories of commitment to thoughtful, quality real estate developments in Central Oregon. Their goal of creating a livable and sustainable community at NorthWest Crossing is rooted in their understanding and respect for the true essence of Bend and the Central Oregon lifestyle. To find out more, visit the NorthWest Crossing real estate website.

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