County close to decision on development in 179th Street area

first_imgClark County is zeroing in on a $66.5 million plan so developers can build more than 1,500 single-family houses, townhomes and apartments near the Northeast 179th Street corridor without the county raising property taxes.County officials have developed a string of options and corresponding costs for lifting “urban holding,” a planning designation that has blocked development across more than 2,200 acres near the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds until money has been allocated for road improvements.During a work session Wednesday, the Clark County Council heard about two new options that would fund the road improvements.Councilor Gary Medvigy, who objected to raising taxes during a June 12 work session, supported an option that would require development to foot more of the road bill.“I was pretty impressed with the level of detail,” Medvigy said about the county’s latest work. “I am satisfied there really aren’t other options or less cost options.”The council agreed to hold a public hearing Tuesday before selecting a funding option. That meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the sixth-floor hearing room of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver.last_img

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