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Gee Creek rest areas on I-5 to be closed April 19-23

April 15, 2021, 6:01am Clark County News

The Gee Creek rest areas on Interstate 5 in Clark County will close for maintenance next week, according to a press release from the Washington State Department of Transportation. Read story

Russell Hines of Brothers Concrete Inc., foreground, helps to build a triplex at the 2 Creeks development in Camas on Wednesday. Clark County's housing market is facing a record low supply, and industry professionals say it's not that new listings have dried up or the pace of building has slowed down - it's just that there's no way to keep up with the current level of demand.

Clark County supply of homes can’t keep up with ongoing demand

Russell Hines of Brothers Concrete Inc., foreground, helps to build a triplex at the 2 Creeks development in Camas on Wednesday. Clark County's housing market is facing a record low supply, and industry professionals say it's not that new listings have dried up or the pace of building has slowed down - it's just that there's no way to keep up with the current level of demand.

April 14, 2021, 7:10pm Business

New residential listings couldn’t keep up with home sales in Southwest Washington last month, pushing Clark County’s remaining inventory to a new record low. The latest report from the Regional Multiple Listing Service estimated the region had only half a month’s worth of inventory. Read story

Money management firm Fisher Investments has a 150-acre campus located in Camas.

Lawsuit: Fisher Investments violated federal telemarketing law

Money management firm Fisher Investments has a 150-acre campus located in Camas.

April 13, 2021, 5:07pm Business

Camas-based financial management firm Fisher Investments has been hit with a class-action lawsuit alleging that the company violated federal law by using an automated system to place telemarketing calls to prospective clients’ cellphones. The company disputes the allegations. Read story

A Vancouver programmer is part of a group that spent the pandemic creating and launching a new social network called Slyde.

Social network Slyde focuses on privacy

A Vancouver programmer is part of a group that spent the pandemic creating and launching a new social network called Slyde.

April 13, 2021, 6:04am Business

A team of local developers are trying to carve out a space in the crowded social media landscape with new app that they hope can set itself apart by focusing on a particular feature that has become a hot-button issue for many of the biggest social networks: privacy. Read story

The Columbia Palisades development, as seen from the bluff that lines the northern and eastern sides of the site. The eastern half of the former Fisher Quarry is poised to become a major development hub along the 192nd Avenue corridor.  At top, Romano Capital recently wrapped up work on the Westridge apartment complex, one of four projects that the company has been working on within the 192nd Avenue corridor. Company President Kess Romano said he sees the eastern corridor and Ridgefield as Clark County's two biggest development hot spots at the moment.

Vancouver’s 192nd corridor reimagined

The Columbia Palisades development, as seen from the bluff that lines the northern and eastern sides of the site. The eastern half of the former Fisher Quarry is poised to become a major development hub along the 192nd Avenue corridor.  At top, Romano Capital recently wrapped up work on the Westridge apartment complex, one of four projects that the company has been working on within the 192nd Avenue corridor. Company President Kess Romano said he sees the eastern corridor and Ridgefield as Clark County's two biggest development hot spots at the moment.

April 11, 2021, 6:05am Business

Commercial buildings and subdivisions line most of the length of 192nd Avenue today, but as recently as 30 years ago, none of that bustling corridor existed — not even the road itself. A viewer flying over today’s eastern edge of Vancouver in the early 1990s would have seen an expanse… Read story

Conceptual renderings show the proposed Washington Street Apartments project in downtown Vancouver from Hurley Development. The apartment complex is planned to rise on a lot between Columbia, Washington, West Fifth and West Fourth streets.

Downtown Vancouver to gain new apartments

Conceptual renderings show the proposed Washington Street Apartments project in downtown Vancouver from Hurley Development. The apartment complex is planned to rise on a lot between Columbia, Washington, West Fifth and West Fourth streets.

April 9, 2021, 6:03am Business

Hurley Development and LSW Architects plan on building a six-story mixed-use apartment building on the block of downtown Vancouver that Hurley planned to build into a Hyatt Hotel before the pandemic. Read story

Construction of the AC Hotel by Marriott continues at the Port of Vancouver's Terminal 1 redevelopment site. Earlier this week the port commission signed a 50-year lease with a developer who will build a mixed-use project on the northern two blocks of the site, near the railroad berm.

Port of Vancouver OKs lease for two blocks of Terminal 1

Construction of the AC Hotel by Marriott continues at the Port of Vancouver's Terminal 1 redevelopment site. Earlier this week the port commission signed a 50-year lease with a developer who will build a mixed-use project on the northern two blocks of the site, near the railroad berm.

April 8, 2021, 6:00am Business

The Port of Vancouver Board of Commissioners approved a lease for the northern two blocks of Terminal 1 on Tuesday, a step forward that impacts a significant portion of the site’s developable land area adjacent to The Waterfront Vancouver. Read story

Construction work continues at Miles Terrace in Vancouver. The senior housing project is a partnership between the Vancouver Housing Authority and Ginn Group.

Vancouver-based Ginn Group takes on community-focused approach in new projects

Construction work continues at Miles Terrace in Vancouver. The senior housing project is a partnership between the Vancouver Housing Authority and Ginn Group.

April 6, 2021, 6:01am Business

Vancouver-based Ginn Group has become an outsized presence in just a few years by positioning itself as an aggressive builder of entry-level and workforce single-family homes at a time when Clark County is struggling with an inventory shortage and rising prices. Read story

An aerial view of Portland's Rose Quarter district. (Randy L.

Portland group sues over ODOT’s planned Rose Quarter expansion

An aerial view of Portland's Rose Quarter district. (Randy L.

April 5, 2021, 11:02am Business

Portland activist group No More Freeways announced Monday it has filed a lawsuit against the Oregon Department of Transportation’s planned Rose Quarter Improvement Project, which would add auxiliary lanes and shoulders to a stretch of Interstate 5 in Portland. Read story

Youth of the Year Alura Kilian, 16, from left, chats with Gov. Jay Inslee and executive director Francisco Bueno during Inslee's visit to the Teen Turf club. The Boys & Girls Clubs location was one of several stops Inslee made during a Friday afternoon visit to Vancouver.

Inslee praises state’s vaccine efforts, urges caution during stop in Clark County

Youth of the Year Alura Kilian, 16, from left, chats with Gov. Jay Inslee and executive director Francisco Bueno during Inslee's visit to the Teen Turf club. The Boys & Girls Clubs location was one of several stops Inslee made during a Friday afternoon visit to Vancouver.

April 2, 2021, 5:53pm Clark County Health

Gov. Jay Inslee rolled through Clark County Friday for a visit that included stops at Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington and one of the area’s COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites. Read story