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Don't Blame Nosler 

Nosler, Inc. has been in the same neighborhood for probably more years than many of the homes. There used to be very little development in that area for decades.

Nosler, Inc. has been in the same neighborhood for probably more years than many of the homes. There used to be very little development in that area for decades. But, as with residential buildup around airports and other established industrial areas, cities have allowed residential building without clear thought to exactly how all will be affected. Money is a great motivator. This area is a great example of "mixed use" areas. It is the current philosophy of urban planners to have mixed-use areas with both business and residential uses side by side. Did one think it meant just little retail shops, coffee shops, small high-priced grocery stores and wine shops? How quaint and provincial, but not very job or sustainable income producing.

If Nosler would like to move from its present location, perhaps the city would like to make a great deal for Nosler to move to Juniper Ridge. And, of course, prevent a neglected, derelict, weed patch from developing on the potential former location of Nosler. The former Mt. Bachelor parking lot has turned into a neglected eyesore of which the current owners should be thoroughly ashamed.

When a property is neglected it affects the entire neighborhood in many ways. Whether one is a residential owner or an owner of a rental property, the minimum responsibility of the owner is to at least mow the grass, cut down the weeds and keep any vegetation from obscuring stop signs, street signs and corner street views to aid safe traffic patterns. Shame on all of us if can't at least do those things.

Bend has a reputation for beauty and we are all responsible for maintaining that in many way.

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