The proposed plan identifies housing challenges within the unincorporated Vancouver Urban Growth Area and includes recommended strategies as solutions to support a wider range of affordable housing options
VANCOUVER – Clark County is responding to the need for a greater variety of housing options. The proposed Housing Options Study and Action Plan identifies housing challenges within the unincorporated Vancouver Urban Growth Area and includes recommended strategies as solutions to support a wider range of housing options affordable to a variety of household incomes.
The strategies are recommendations only and will require County Council direction to move forward with implementation. Many of the strategies require a separate legislative approval process to be implemented. Other strategies are administrative and could be implemented immediately upon County Council direction.
On April 21, the Planning Commission voted unanimously to forward a recommendation to the County Council to approve the plan and to direct staff to begin implementation of the short-term strategies.
The County Council will hold a work session and then a public hearing on the action plan and consideration of the Planning Commission’s recommendation. Both meetings will be held in a hybrid format. You can join in person, at the sixth floor of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin Street, or virtually, via Webex.
The work session will take place Wed., May 4 at 9 a.m. The work session is an informational session for the council to be briefed by staff in preparation for the hearing. The public is welcome to attend, however there is no opportunity for public comment. That is reserved for the hearing
The public hearing will take place Tue., May 17 at 6 p.m. The hearing will also be carried live on CVTV Channel 23/323 and online at www.cvtv.org.
For information on how to join and participate in the meetings, please visit https://clark.wa.gov/councilors/clark-county-council-meetings.
The Housing Options Study and Action Plan is a culmination of two years’ work including the participation of a volunteer Project Advisory Group that studied the issues and developed the recommended strategies in the plan.
To review the Housing Options Study and Action Plan and to learn more about the project, please visit www.clark.wa.gov/housingoptions.
Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.