Clark County is hosting a public meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 11 to introduce the Housing Options Study and Action Plan project. Participants will view a presentation on initial research before sharing questions and comments. The meeting will be held via Zoom and recorded. A questionnaire will also be made available to collect public comments and feedback.
For more information on how to join and participate in the meeting, please visit www.clark.wa.gov/housingoptions.
The Housing Options Study and Action Plan project will identify challenges and opportunities to encouraging development of housing that is affordable to a variety of household incomes within the unincorporated Vancouver Urban Growth Area.
Clark County and other communities across Washington are struggling to provide the variety and quantity of housing options that residents need. New strategies are needed to help ensure future generations have access to affordable, quality and diverse housing opportunities.
“Our research shows that the market is not meeting the needs of low- and middle-income households in Clark County,” said Jacqui Kamp, Clark County Planner. “A greater variety of housing types and sizes are needed in locations with access to transit, jobs, services, schools and parks.”
The study area focus is the unincorporated Vancouver Urban Growth Area (not within the city limits of Vancouver) which includes areas such as Hazel Dell, Salmon Creek, Felida, Pleasant Highlands, Minnehaha, Sunnyside and Orchards among others. These neighborhoods have urban services that could support diverse housing types, like duplexes, triplexes, townhouses, condominium, and small-scale apartments, as opposed to the rural unincorporated areas of the county.
See a map of the areas on the county website.
You can learn more about the Housing Options Study and Action Plan on the project webpage, www.clark.wa.gov/housingoptions.
Jacqui Kamp, Community Planning