Terrebonne, Ore., residents will have another chance to weigh in on a proposed bed-and-breakfast with adjacent campsites near Smith Rock State Park, following a Monday (Jan. 22) decision by the Deschutes County Commission to hold another public hearing on the contentious project.

According to The Bulletin, multihour hearings on the project, which could lodge 28 people overnight just across Crooked River Drive from the state park, were held in August and December.

Since then, the developer has redesigned the proposal to move its campground away from neighboring properties.

“Based on the tenor of the hearing, as well as concerns from the board, the applicant applied to modify the proposal,” Deschutes County Senior Planner Anthony Raguine said.

The Mazamas Foundation, which supports the Mazamas, a Portland-based nonprofit mountaineering organization, bought the approximately two-acre triangular lot across Crooked River Drive from Smith Rock State Park last year. The lot is directly north of Sizzlin’ J Ranch and west of a mobile home park.

Adam Baylor, stewardship and advocacy manager for the Mazamas, said the project will meet a demand from the general public and particularly from recreation groups.

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