Redmond homeless camps hold up exchange for industrial land | Local&State

Deschutes County and the Oregon Department of State Lands initiated an agreement more than a decade ago to swap two parcels of land near Redmond to make way for an expansion of the Deschutes County fairgrounds and a new industrial park east of the city.

The terms of the original agreement were executed in 2015, but progress was slow. Officials have attempted to revive the agreement for years, and they came close this year. That is, until November.

Complicated reluctance

A home in the High Desert

Uncertain response

Redmond’s future