Screen Shot 2015-02-20 at 10.00.11 AMBend 2030 is proud to announce the Housing Solutions Showcase—a one-of-a-kind gallery event to be held in downtown Bend on April 3 during the First Friday Art Walk.

We’re teaming up with the American Institute of Architects to show Bendites just what urbanization, density and solutions to our housing affordability issues can look like.

Beautiful, high-density developments don’t have to be 12-story apartment buildings. In fact, with good design, it’s hard to pick out a high-density residential development from the surrounding neighborhood.

Architects from Bend and across have submitted their designs, which represent the wide variety of quality, creative and attractive multi-family and mid- to high-density developments we could add to the inventory of housing options in Bend.

Come see what density looks like and enjoy free snacks from Hola!, as well as complimentary wine and beer.

These architectural designs will also be hung in The Environmental Center through May 31 and a slideshow of all designs will be available on the Bend 2030 website after the event.

Housing Solutions Showcase

5-8 p.m. Friday, April 3

St. Claire Place, 920 NW Bond St.