Housing is at the core of vibrant communities, supporting downtowns, job growth, and institutions. However, Clark County and other communities across Washington are struggling to provide the variety and quantity of housing options that residents need.
Clark County has jurisdiction over a large urban area with a population of 159,000, not incorporated into the City of Vancouver. By comparison, the City of Vancouver population is 187,000. County Council is interested in continuing their work in identifying barriers and opportunities to provide more variety of housing types in this urban area.
The Clark County Housing Options Study and Action Plan will identify housing challenges within the unincorporated Vancouver Urban Growth Area and opportunities to encourage development of housing that is affordable to a variety of household incomes through the removal of regulatory barriers and/or implementation of other strategies. These strategies are needed to help ensure future generations have access to affordable, quality and diverse housing opportunities.
Public Participation Plan Hearing Scheduled - Nov. 3 at 10 a.m.
The first step in moving forward with the Housing Options Study project is to have the County Council adopt a Public Participation Plan (PPP) that will guide the public engagement process for the project. The PPP will include the list of interest-based positions that will be represented on a Project Advisory Group that will be appointed by County Council. The Project Advisory Group will work with the consultant and county staff team to develop recommendations for the Planning Commission and Council.
Hearing materials, such as the proposed Public Participation Plan can be found below under the Nov. 3 County Council meeting information.
Public Meetings and Hearings
Nov. 3, 2020 - Council Hearing on Public Participation Plan - 10 a.m.
Please visit the Council's meetings page for details on how to participate in the remote hearing.
- Staff Report
- Public Participation Plan
- Stakeholder Interview Summary
- Public Comments received as of Oct. 19
Meeting information will be posted when available.