County prepares more information on growth plan alternatives
Maps are available showing proposed land uses slated for environmental analysis in the ongoing effort to update the Comprehensive Growth Management Plan. The county is considering three primary alternatives:
1. No change.
2. Changes to long-range planning for some rural and urban areas.
3. Urban growth boundary changes for smaller cities.
The new maps help illustrate Alternatives 2 and 3.
Alternative 2 includes the possibility of reducing minimum lot sizes from 40 to 20 acres on some forest lands and from 20 to 10 acres on land zoned for agriculture. It also includes changes to long-range planning for community and neighborhood commercial zones as well as the Highway 99 corridor. In addition, Alternative 2 would place the Tri-Mountain Golf Course within the Ridgefield urban growth boundary.
Alternative 3 proposes adding 80 acres to the Battle Ground urban growth boundary near Dollars Corner for mixed-use projects emphasizing job opportunities. The La Center boundary would add 56 acres for business near Interstate 5.
Find more information at www.clark.wa.gov/planning/2016update/alternatives.html or stop by an informal open house:
• Oct. 29: Gaiser Middle School, 3000 N.E. 99th St.
• Oct. 30: Clark County Fire and Rescue, 911 N. 65th Ave., Ridgefield
Open houses are scheduled 5:30-7 p.m., with slide presentations at 5:45 p.m.
Comments received by 5 p.m. Nov. 18 will be used for the environmental analysis. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. U.S. mail: Community Planning, Comprehensive Plan Alternatives, P.O. Box 9810, Vancouver, WA 98666-9810.