Categories - News Archive

Brooks Resources Employees Vie For Charity Donations; Family Access Network Receives $5,000

New twist on giving program has employees competing to get their charity the most votes to win a significant gift Brooks Resources Corporation put a new twist on its giving program this year: employees actually competed against each other to get their charity of choice the most votes. Wednesday evening, several employees of the company gathered to hear presentations from six of their colleagues on why his or her charity deserved a $5,000 donation. When the votes came in, the… more >

Botanical Developments Completes North Rim Park Designed by Drake Design Group

Bend, Oregon – Drake Design Group (DDG) and Botanical Developments, both affiliates of Brooks Resources Corporation, today announced that the North Rim Park project has been completed. The private park will serve residents of North Rim on Awbrey Butte with a tennis court, picnic seating area, open spaces and trails. Drake Design Group designed the park to match with the community’s architectural guidelines, which includes the incorporation of native landscaping. “North Rim Park really showcases what we do best at… more >

La Rosa Authentic Mexican Kitchen Expanding; Plans Move to NorthWest Crossing

Bend, Oregon – NorthWest Crossing, Oregon’s largest mixed-use community, today announced that La Rosa Authentic Mexican Kitchen will be moving into the new commercial building on the southeast corner of Mt Washington Drive and NW Crossing Drive. The new location is expected to open in spring 2008. “We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to expand into an evolving, vital neighborhood like NorthWest Crossing,” said Carole DeRose, owner of La Rosa. “We really consider ourselves a &lquo;neighborhood&rquo; restaurant, as do our… more >

NorthWest Crossing Senior Housing Lodge Gets Green Light

Bend, Oregon – NorthWest Crossing, Oregon’s largest mixed-use community, today announced that the Discovery Park Lodge senior affordable housing project is now moving forward due to approved funds from Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS). The funding was the final piece in a process that included Low Income Housing Tax Credits, a low interest rate loan from the City of Bend and a 20-year tax abatement from the Bend-La Pine School District. “Part of the vision of NorthWest Crossing is… more >

Custom Choice @ NorthWest Crossing Program Expands

Bend, Oregon – NorthWest Crossing, Oregon’s largest mixed-use community, today announced that it is offering homesites for sale to the public. This new offering is an expansion of the neighborhood’s “Custom Choice @ NorthWest Crossing” program, which allows potential buyers to select a homesite and work directly with a NorthWest Crossing approved builder to design and construct the home of their choice. “When we started Custom Choice, we wanted to offer buyers one more unique alternative for living in NorthWest… more >

Yarrow Celebrates Groundbreaking in Madras

Yarrow, a new 900-acre mixed-use community on the east side of Madras, held a groundbreaking event yesterday afternoon at its future development site. City and county officials, representatives from community organizations, individuals from each of the Madras Land Development Company (MLDC) partners (Brooks Resources Corporation, Taylor Northwest and Eagle Crest, part of the Jeld-Wen family) and other stakeholders in the Yarrow project attended the ceremony. “For more than a year, we have been anticipating the day when we could begin… more >

Brooks Resources Hires Planning Manager

Brooks Resources Corporation today announced the hiring of a new planning manager, Dale Van Valkenburg. Van Valkenburg joins Brooks Resources in this newly created position from the City of Bend, where he served as current planning manager. Van Valkenburg will be responsible for coordinating the land planning, land use and project entitlement processes for Brooks Resources’ developments, as well as directing the creation of development plans, land use strategies, and land use applications. “With the expansion of our business activity… more >

Madras’ Yarrow Announces Approval of Tentative Plan Application

Yarrow, a new mixed-use development in east Madras, today announced that it has received approval from the City of Madras Planning Commission on its first tentative plan application. The tentative plan includes the first two phases of the community. “Receiving approval on these first phases marks an important milestone in Yarrow’s development process,” said Cameron Craig, project manager for Yarrow. “Now we are ready to begin building the first neighborhood areas that will define this unique community for the future.”… more >

NorthWest Crossing Donates to Public Art

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… more >

NorthWest Crossing Forms Builders’ Guild

Bend, Oregon – NorthWest Crossing, Central Oregon’s largest mixed-use neighborhood, today announced that its group of 25 approved builders will now be called the “NorthWest Crossing Builders’ Guild.” The new name was born in part from the development-wide implementation of a new customer satisfaction survey system from GuildQuality. “Formalizing the name of our builder team is just a small part of an overall goal to provide our builders with quality feedback, and support them through building a good reputation,” said… more >

Breedlove Guitar Company Breaks Ground on First Lot in Newest NorthWest Crossing Light Industrial Zone

Bend, Oregon – NorthWest Crossing, Central Oregon’s largest mixed-use neighborhood, today announced that Breedlove Guitar Company has broken ground on the first industrial lot within the neighborhood’s newest light industrial district. The 20,000-square-foot, Scott Steele-designed building will house the company’s guitar manufacturing and customer service operations. “After looking extensively throughout the Central Oregon region, and beyond, we came across NorthWest Crossing,” said Peter Newport, president of Breedlove Guitar Company. “We liked how the community itself really fits into our business… more >

NorthWest Crossing Hires New Development Assistant

Bend, Oregon – NorthWest Crossing today announced that Lauren Mongrain has joined the company as development assistant. In her new position, Mongrain will be assisting the development team with projects associated with the continued support and growth of the neighborhood. David Ford, general manager of NorthWest Crossing said, “Lauren’s background, previous experience in real estate and her interest in all aspects of real estate development made her an easy choice for the Development Assistant position. Lauren will be assisting the… more >

New Tenants in NorthWest Crossing Neighborhood Center

Bend, Oregon – NorthWest Crossing today announced that the newest building in its Neighborhood Center will house several new companies. Anchor tenants Riley’s Market, a neighborhood grocery, and Umpqua Community Bank, will occupy two of three street-level spaces along NW Crossing Drive. Upstairs office space in the same building is filled by: DMK Golf Designs, a golf course design firm; Cascade Mortgage; Monique Nebolon, DO, PC, psychiatrist; Exeros, computer software development; and RDS Designs and High Timber Construction, custom home… more >

Model Homes Now Open at IronHorse

Prineville, OR – IronHorse, a mixed-use community located in Prineville, Oregon, has announced that its three model homes are now open. The announcement took place last night at a Prineville Chamber ribbon cutting ceremony held at IronHorse. The event featured Randy Jones, Project Manager of IronHorse Development LLC, and Shauna Zinn, Broker and Branch Manager of Brooks Resources Realty Prineville Branch. Representatives of IronHorse’s three neighborhood builders, Sun Forest Construction, SunWest Builders and Viking Construction, also participated, and used giant… more >

Yarrow Furthers Commitment to Environmental Stewardship

Madras, OR – Yarrow, a new master-planned neighborhood situated in the rolling hills east of Madras, today announced that will require all homes and public areas inside the community to use WeatherTRAK “Smart” Irrigation Controllers. These water-saving controllers use satellite-based scheduling software and real-time weather forecast data to automatically adjust irrigation water application rates and times based on plant needs. “Good stewardship of the land is important to us as a developer,” said Cameron Craig, project manager for Yarrow. “We… more >

First Homesites Now Available in IronHorse

Prineville, OR – IronHorse, a mixed-use community located in Prineville, Oregon, today announced that it is has released its first homesites for sale. The 57 initial lots range from 7,500 to nearly 50,000 square feet and start at $70,000. “We have worked hard at IronHorse to create desirable homesites with many value-added features such as generous lot-size, mountain views, alley access and park frontage,” said Mark Nyman, principal broker for IronHorse. “You truly have to see these lots to believe… more >

Brooks Resources Unveils Name For New Community in North Bend

Bend, Oregon – Brooks Resources Corporation today announced that a name has been selected for the new neighborhood it will develop in the northern part of Bend, Oregon. The name “Riley Park” was chosen for the propert’s original homesteader, O.B. Riley, for which the main access road to the new community is also named. The park-like setting of the property on a bluff over the Deschutes River also contributed to the final name selection. “For this neighborhood, we really wanted… more >

Yarrow Adopts Earth Advantage Standards

Madras, Oregon – Yarrow, a new master-planned community located in the rolling hills east of Madras, today announced that it will require all builders to comply with Earth Advantage® standards. Beginning with its first phase of construction, all homes in Yarrow will be Earth Advantage®-certified for energy efficiency, healthier indoor air, resource efficiency and environmental responsibility. “We see the Earth Advantage® program as a critical component in fulfilling our commitment to sustainable building practices,” said Cameron Craig, project manager for… more >

Homesite Reservations Now Being Accepted at Yarrow

Madras, Oregon – Yarrow, a new master-planned neighborhood situated in the rolling hills east of Madras, today announced that it is taking reservations for Phase I home sites. At this time, there are 27 lots available and a limited number of advance reservations are being accepted. Pricing will be released for the home sites, which range in size from 6,100 to 18,000 square feet in mid-May. “This is the perfect opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a… more >

Yarrow Announces Selection of Neighborhood Builders

Yarrow today announced that it has selected three builders for its new master-planned community in the rolling hills east of Madras. Each of these builders will purchase and build on roughly 100 lots from the first two phases of the development. In a close competition, the final selections included Sage Builders, Sun Forest and SunWest Builders. “By selecting these three builders, we are confident that we will be able to begin fulfilling our vision for Yarrow in a timely manner,”… more >