It’s north of downtown between Central and Riverside. The plan includes upgrades from transportation to park amenities and overall safety in the Bear Creek area. This could mean improving sidewalks, relocating bus stops and other development opportunities.
“Our parks and recreation department has had a plan for redeveloping that part of bear creek, as, you know, a more amenity rich recreational facility,” Matt Brinkley, City of Medford, said.
The plan is being funded through a grant from the Department of Land Conservation and Development and the Oregon Department of Transportation.
The city says a lot of the suggestions were made by the residents, especially regarding safety.
Anna Weeks is a multimedia journalist for NBC5 News. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Oregon State University with a degree in Digital Communication Arts and a minor in writing. Previously, she interned with the National Association of Broadcasters at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.
Originally from the Portland area, Anna is excited to explore Southern Oregon. In her free time, she can be found reading, running or watching sports.