Clark County real estate market stays strong

By Gordon Oliver September 16, 2014 4:15 p.m.

Clark County's real estate market in August reflected a normal seasonal downturn from July but showed continued strength overall with year-over-year increases in pending sales and median sales price and a 10 percent drop in the time needed to sell a home.

State Highway 502 hits expansion milestone

By Eric Florip September 15, 2014 6 a.m.

The ongoing expansion of state Highway 502 between Interstate 5 and Battle Ground marked a milestone recently as crews began paving a stretch of the roadway, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Ridgefield rising

By Justin Runquist September 14, 2014 6 a.m.

Dale and Karol Cushenbery counted themselves lucky when they recently closed the purchase of their new home in Ridgefield.

Burlington plans activities for Vancouver Plaza debut

By The Columbian September 5, 2014 6 a.m.

Burlington will open its new store at Vancouver Plaza on Oct. 24 with a ribbon-cutting and two days of special activities, the discount clothing retailer announced today.

Apartment complex breaks ground

By ROBERT BERMAN for The Columbian September 2, 2014 6 a.m.

Salem Ore.-based Mountain West Investment Corp. has broken ground in Vancouver on a new 320-unit apartment complex on a 16-acre site overlooking the Columbia River just south of Evergreen Boulevard.

County acts on massage parlors

By Tyler Graf August 12, 2014 5:40 p.m.

Clark County has taken an initial step in putting the squeeze on illicit massage businesses.

BergerABAM moving to former City Hall site

By Gordon Oliver August 11, 2014 5:09 p.m.

The engineering and environmental consulting firm BergerABAM said Monday that it will move its Vancouver offices to the former City Hall building at 210 E. 13th St., the first announced tenant in a building that is now called Block 56.

Analysis: East Vancouver shopping lacks what works in other parts of county

By LUCIA WORTHINGTON for The Columbian August 10, 2014 6 a.m.

As a community of shoppers, we have a lot of choices in Clark County on how and where to spend our money. With more than 50 shopping centers on the north side of the Columbia River, our shopping options are just around the corner.

Vancouver rental market remains tight

By Erin Middlewood July 29, 2014 4:21 p.m.

Jacinta Cox has been looking for a new house to rent since late May with no luck. She and her family have lived in the same place for eight years, but the landlord wants to sell the house. The Cox family would love to stay in Camas, but Jacinta has had to widen her search.

Claus Paws Animal Hospital plans to build larger facility

By SHELBY SEBENS for The Columbian July 29, 2014 10 a.m.

Success is allowing John and Kathryn Claus to finally move forward with long-delayed plans to build a new, much larger animal hospital. “We’re doing this because we need to better service our client base and we can’t do it here,” he said.

Parade of Homes show drawing big crowds

By Gordon Oliver July 21, 2014 5:42 p.m.

The NW Natural Parade of Homes is drawing large crowds to Erickson Farms in Felida, with the number of visitors tracking at nearly double last year's attendance, according to the Building Industry Association of Clark County, an event sponsor.

Panel shares vision, update on waterfront

By Aaron Corvin July 10, 2014 5:44 p.m.

Backers of a plan to transform Vancouver's former industrial waterfront into a place to live, work and play said Thursday they're making progress on multiple fronts, including negotiating the construction of restaurants, advancing key road improvements and planning a public park studded with attractions.

Residents ask city to hold the McDonald's in Uptown Village

By Erin Middlewood July 9, 2014 6 a.m.

The stretch of Main Street in Vancouver known as Uptown Village has become a destination for diners, with an array of options, including pasta, pizza, tamales and ice cream.

Affordable apartments coming to downtown Vancouver

By Scott Hewitt July 8, 2014 4:08 p.m.

An apartment building for people who earn substantially less than the local average will start rising this year on a wedge of land between 15th Street and Mill Plain Boulevard, just west of Columbia Street, in downtown Vancouver. An existing office building on the southeast corner of the property, at Columbia and Mill Plain, will remain.

New Highway 502 taking shape

By Eric Florip July 7, 2014 8:21 p.m.

They may have seen it in plans already, but now motorists can see it in plain sight: They'll be driving a very different state Highway 502 between Interstate 5 and Battle Ground once crews finish expanding the corridor.