National trust acquires Academy building

By Tom Vogt December 16, 2014 10:07 p.m.

One of the most historic buildings in the Pacific Northwest has entered a new era, with Fort Vancouver National Trust acquiring the Academy building in downtown Vancouver.

Trail Tech expands in Battle Ground

By Justin Runquist December 12, 2014 6 a.m.

In the quiet southeast reaches of Battle Ground, business is bustling for Trail Tech as the high-tech company prepares for a massive expansion.

Ridgefield group means business

By Justin Runquist December 10, 2014 6 a.m.

As Ridgefield continues to rank among Washington's fastest-growing cities, a consortium of business owners and residents hopes to ensure its quiet downtown streets keep pace with the rest of the city.

Port mulls plans for 108-acre Centennial site

By Aaron Corvin December 8, 2014 4:44 p.m.

The Port of Vancouver is expected Tuesday to update its big-picture plan for making land and building improvements, including considering a series of proposals that would advance the development of its 108-acre Centennial Industrial Park.

Portland man buys Luepke Florist, its art deco building

By Sue Vorenberg December 8, 2014 4:28 p.m.

Bruno Amicci has a deep fascination with the 1930s and with the art, film and culture from a time when America — even after being knocked around in the Great Depression — retained a profound sense of inventiveness and optimism.

Builder fits three homes on single parcel in Hough area

By LILY RAFF McCAULOU for The Columbian December 7, 2014 6 a.m.

In July, Nancy Schultz sold her home in Battle Ground, moved into a Vancouver rental apartment and began looking for the perfect home within walking distance to downtown. The retired attorney knew exactly what she wanted: an old house, full of charm but recently renovated to minimize upkeep.

Cain: Waterfront hotel construction to start in '15

By Aaron Corvin December 4, 2014 7:41 p.m.

The leader of a $1.3 billion commercial and residential redevelopment of Vancouver’s waterfront said Thursday he’s inked a deal to build a 10-story hotel as part of the project and that the hotel would begin construction in 2015.

Parking at premium near Union High

By Tyler Graf November 26, 2014 2 p.m.

Residents of a Clark County subdivision between Vancouver and Camas are considering rules that would dictate who could park in their neighborhood — but their plans might not stop there.

Panera rises at Steakburger site

By Gordon Oliver November 21, 2014 5:28 p.m.

Steakburger is gone, but the beloved fast-food joint won't be forgotten at its former home in Hazel Dell.

Homeownership program expands to Clark County

By The Columbian November 20, 2014 6 a.m.

Proud Ground, an Oregon nonprofit agency that aims to provide affordable homeownership for low- to middle-income, first-time homebuyers, has won a grant to expand its services into Clark County.

Full recovery eludes local home prices

By Gordon Oliver and Justin Runquist November 16, 2014 6 a.m.

David Capolarello bought his home in a quiet Hazel Dell neighborhood in 2008. At the time, housing prices were near their peak following a stratospheric climb that was fueled by easy money and low or no-down payment deals. Homeownership was on the rise, and some thought the good days would keep on rolling.

Builder offers home within home

By Courtney Sherwood November 14, 2014 6 a.m.

One of Clark County's newest major homebuilders is introducing a new type of home to the local housing market, one that aims to keep extended families together while giving them space to be apart.

Grocery Cocktail & Social draws crowds in downtown

By Gordon Oliver November 13, 2014 6 a.m.

Since early summer, Chris "Salty" Reed and his wife, Cindy Reed, have worked to bring new life to a charming downtown storefront that for years had been vacant and overlooked.

Fuel Medical relocates to Camas

By Gordon Oliver November 11, 2014 6 a.m.

Fuel Medical Group is growing at a rapid pace, but the ear, nose and throat medical service company is keeping it local despite its national reach.

Investors buying fewer homes in Clark County

By The Columbian November 6, 2014 4:33 p.m.

Home sales to institutional investors in Clark County have declined significantly from a year ago, according to the most recent report from the housing research firm RealtyTrac.

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