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Apartment expansion continues in Vancouver

One new complex, additions to two others before city

By , Columbian Business Editor

The continuing boom in apartment construction is playing out in Vancouver, where three new or expanded apartment complexes are proposed in established neighborhoods.

The largest of the three recent preliminary applications submitted for review by the city’s Community and Economic Development Department is in the Arnada neighborhood. There, 40 apartments and eight live-work units are proposed on a site at 500-505 E. 15th St. that is bounded by 15th, 16th, and E streets.

The development proposal submitted to the city calls for four buildings, each with 10 apartments and two live-work units, as well as parking on the roughly 30,000-square-foot site. Established trees on the vacant property would be removed, according to the development application.

The project is proposed by the Mark R. Madden Living Trust of Portland under the name VW2 Development. The property is owned by Martos Lorena of Vancouver, B.C.

A pre-application conference is set for 1:30 p.m. July 16 in the Alder Room of Vancouver City Hall, 415 W. Sixth St. Case manager Greg Turner can be reached at 360-487-7883 or at

Two other recent proposals call for expansion of existing apartment complexes — the Thunderbird Apartments at 4601 E. 18th St. in the Meadow Homes neighborhood, and the Creekside Manor apartments at 2601 Rossiter Lane in the Fourth Plain Village neighborhood.

The Thunderbird Apartments proposal calls for two new three-story buildings, each with nine units. The project would also add 24 parking spaces, according to the application to the city.

The property is owned by Thunderbird Investments of Portland and the project applicant is ADM Services, also of Portland.

A pre-application conference is 10 a.m. July 16 in the Alder Room of Vancouver City Hall. Case manager Andrew Reule can be reached at 360-487-7891 or at

At the Creekside Manor, applicant ADM Services of Portland wants city approval to build a two-story, six-unit building on a vacant section of the apartment complex property. The development currently houses about two dozen units in multiple buildings on a 1.15-acre site. The property is owned by Rossiter Investment, which has the same Portland address as Thunderbird Investments.

The project’s pre-application conference will be held 11 a.m. July 16 in Vancouver City Hall’s Alder Room. Case manager Patti McEllrath can be reached at 360-487-7893 or by email at

Columbian Business Editor