A grouping of two new multifamily housing complexes is rising on a ridge overlooking the soon-to-be developed Columbia Palisades area, formerly the Fisher Quarry on the border of Vancouver and Camas.
The projects are both from local developers: Kirkland Development is building an apartment building and condominium building called the Ledges at Columbia Palisades. Romano Capital Inc. is building a cluster of town homes called Boulder Ridge, which is already under construction on the overlook above the former quarry.
The Boulder Ridge developments are one of the newest projects from Romano Capital, which also built condos in the 2 Creeks at Camas Meadows area and is also building town homes near McMenamins on the Columbia.
The Boulder Ridge town homes are appealing to “snowbirds” — people who live in the Pacific Northwest in the warmer months and move to California or Arizona in the colder months, said Kess Romano, president of Romano Capital.
“A big part of our clients are already Clark County residents or from Oregon,” Romano said. “A lot of homeowners in Clark County are selling homes and moving into town homes. The town homes are a downsize and upgrade. They can sell their $1.5 million home, buy a town home and still have an upgrade with the amenities. And they don’t have to do as much maintenance. The HOA takes care of maintenance.”