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|Thursday, February 01, 2007|
Bend in the Road
Fast-growing Redmond doesn’t want to become another expensive city that drives out its workforce. At a critical juncture in its history, it searches for the right identity.
By Abraham Hyatt
On a cold, early-winter afternoon, about 25 of Redmond’s economic players are gathered in a tiny downtown church hoping for a glimpse of their future. The first major storm of the winter blew through Central Oregon a few days before. They hold jackets under their arms as they, along with Mayor Alan Unger and other city staff, cluster around a half-dozen easels where maps show a potential downtown revitalization plan.
Colors and lines fill city blocks. Blue is a new city hall with an accompanying park or plaza. Orange is an entertainment complex next to a big park. Red turns several blocks of one major street, currently the southbound arm of Highway 97, into what’s called a festival street: wide sidewalks, narrow driving lanes, water fountains, trees, public art.
A Redmond native, Unger is a convivial man with a wry grin. He’s spent the last five years as mayor grappling with the beginnings of an economic boom spurred by growth in Bend, 15 miles to the south.
AFTER THE MEETING, UNGER WALKS two short blocks to City Hall to check his mail. His breath frosts in the cold air. He seems unfazed by the critical response to the Sixth Street redevelopment idea. This is the third project the city and Sera Architects have collaborated on. Unger says any problems will be worked out in the next month.
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