Clark County Council to weigh in on housing study

The Clark County Council will soon begin its contribution to an ongoing study of housing needs in the county’s largest urban area. 

The study is examining needs in the Vancouver Urban Growth Area, which includes Felida, Hazel Dell and Salmon Creek and where about 159,000 people live. The study’s project advisory committee has met twice and is expected to make recommendations to the council by early next year. 

The council this week agreed to hold a work session, likely on April 7, to hear an update on the study’s progress. 

“Any guidance that the council can provide us moving forward, this is an opportunity to get that,” County Planning Director Oliver Orjiako said. 

At its most recent meeting, consultants provided initial findings on housing supply, demand and needs. On Wednesday, the group will hear an analysis of housing policies, zoning and regulations in the study area.

Jack Heffernan

Jack Heffernan

Jack Heffernan is a breaking news reporter and covers Clark County government for The Columbian.

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