The County is beginning the process of implementing the Housing Options Study and Action Plan.
First steps of the process include county staff hosting a Technical Housing Code Forum Series with members of the HOSAP Project Advisory Group, Clark County Planning Commission, and Development and Engineering Advisory Board who have experience with Title 40 and/or housing development regulations, to discuss and provide feedback on code concepts and potential code language.
There will be two forum series. The first forum series will be specific to strategies around middle housing and smaller single-family strategies. The second forum will focus on the multi-family and regulated affordable housing strategies.
The first of these discussions began began on November 30. The first series schedule can be found below. All meetings will be open to the public to observe. Written comments can be submitted to staff at any time.
Meeting information can be found on this page under "Project Events, County Council, and Planning Commission meetings".
Following the forum series, project staff will draft proposed code amendments for public review and comment prior to the legislative process for adoption.
Please keep checking back here for updated information and dates/times of upcoming meetings. You can also sign up for email updates, by selecting the Housing Options Study and Action Plan.
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 identifies 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.
On May 17, 2022, the Clark County Council voted unanimously to approve the Housing Options Study and Action Plan and directed staff to begin implementation of the plan.
Technical Housing Code Forum Schedule
Series 1: Middle Housing and smaller single-family strategies
All meetings will be held virtually via zoom. Members of the public are welcome to listen and observe. The link to join and listen to the meeting can be found below. Written comments can be submitted to staff.
- Nov. 30, 2022, 3-5 p.m.
- Dec. 14, 2022, 3-5 p.m.
- Jan. 18, 2023, 3-5 p.m.
- Feb. 1, 2023, 3-5 p.m.
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