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‘Grove’ construction on schedule as new artisanal hub for Bend’s NW Crossing

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Phase 1 expected to open by spring

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Construction is well underway off Mt. Washington and NW Crossing Drive on what developers describe as a bustling marketplace and mixed-use development to serve the NorthWest Crossing community.

The 14,000-square-foot hub, called Grove, is set for completion next spring, will resemble Portland's popular Pine Street Market.

The first phase of a three-pronged approach is set to feature a grocery store, alongside nine gourmet food vendors fronting the roundabout at the intersection.

Real-estate developer Project^ is working in collaboration with the West Bend Property Co. on the project. Portland architectural firm Hacker is leading the design work, while Redmond's SunWest Builders is the construction contractor.

Hacker said they are implementing design elements to resemble the High Desert's agrarian history.

Chris Jones, project manager for Project^, said Thursday that in addition to communal indoor seating, they will integrate outdoor amenities, including a bar, covered patio and fireplace.

Project^ PR director Una Morgan said they have not yet chosen the nine food vendors for Phase 1, but they will be "best-in-class," sustainable foods.

The second phase of the project plans a two-story commercial building, with executive office space and a ground-floor retail plaza.

A 33-unit residential building is also in the works.

City Councilor Chris Piper said while the council has not discussed the project, the city is hopeful locals can use the location as a central gathering point for the NorthWest Crossing community.

NewsChannel 21 has not received parking plans from project officials.

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