Yates Pointe


(Photo above: Yates Pointe | Photo courtesy of Gonzalez Architectural Rendering and Ultra Architecture)

April will herald the highly anticipated construction start for the Yates Pointe mixed-use project, which is poised to energize the bourgeoning University and Innovation District in Bend. Yates will create a landmark of high-end residential condominiums with commercial retail and office space conveniently located on Yates Drive just south of the OSU-Cascades Campus.

Yates Pointe blends contemporary mixed-use commercial retail with condominium livability anchored by open and connected spaces. The five-story building adds warmth through its aesthetically clad exterior accentuated by efficiently designed interior spaces for residential condominiums, commercial and outdoor spaces. The subterranean story, a private parking level, is sensitively concealed from street view which allows the remaining four stories above to be showcased. These stories encompass 2,700 square feet of street level commercial retail space, with ten two-bedroom condominiums ranging from 1,450 to 1,660 square feet, crowned by a three-bedroom 1,925 square foot penthouse condominium with a ‘private’ roof deck.

Championing the project are Yates Point LLC team members, and local developers Jeff Payne and Matt Engel. The building core design and space planning was orchestrated by Ultra Architecture’s principal RJ Johnson, condominium interior finishes were led by Jeannie Legum of Legum Design, pre-construction efforts led by Duane Francis of R&H Construction and Brian Ladd of the Ladd Group has been contracted to represent the marketing and sales efforts moving forward.

The retail space is slated to have an inviting and unique wine bistro which will connect to the beautifully landscaped 1,700 square foot plaza via a covered walkway, and stunning mountain and West Bend views will be captured via a fourth floor ‘commons’ roof deck.

“Ultra Architecture is honored to have the opportunity to design and detail this exceptional new project for the development team and ultimately provide new livability for Bend,” said Johnson. “The project will create a vibrancy and energy for the district; creating home and business owners’ options to acquire something crisp and new here in Bend.”

The land was originally purchase by Matt Engel in 2000 and is located adjacent to his dental practice. For Engel, the Yates Pointe project will be a dream realized as he firmly believes that the mixed-use condominium project will be the highest, best use of the land.

Developer and Builder Jeff Payne was recently awarded COBA’s prestigious Builder of the Year ‘Excellence Award’ for 2017. The award is grounded and highlighted by industry accomplishments including civic and community involvement which help propel our community forward.

There is no doubt that Payne’s passion and activism has fueled the project.

“I’m very excited to advance and present this new type of project to our community,” Payne said.

The Project has a completion date target of May of 2019.


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David Clewett CBN Feature Writer

David Clewett is a writer and fly fisherman based in Sunriver, Oregon. He is a freelance journalist and poet with his most recent book being publish in late 2016 and two more collections of poetry expected to publish by the end of 2017. He enjoys hiking into and fishing the nearby lakes and streams of the Cascades and draws most of his inspiration from the clean mountain air and wildlife.

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    University and Innovation DISTRICT. Yates Pointe. And to think there are acres and acres east and north of Bend, really Central Oregon. Lord save us.

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