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The Thornburgh Resort has been in the works since 2005, but neighbor opposition and the economic downturn stalled the project.

 

The developer was pushing again to resume work on a master plan, but the county commissioners had to give the okay.

 

Two did, County Commissioners Alan Unger and Tony DeBone.

 

Commissioner Tammy Baney didn't believe the developer made enough of an effort to seek extensions.

 

Here's the final vote.

 

"Tammy Baney:  Mr Unger? Yes. Commissioner Debone? Yes.  I will just say I think we are setting a low bar in Deschutes County and I'll vote no."

 

Baney felt the developer had opportunities post bankruptcy to seek extensions and he didn't.

 

The commissioners had to decide whether the developer was at fault for the delays.

 

The majority felt the developer was not, so they are allowing the project to move forward.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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