“We are excited by the prospect of adding this desirable store to the valuable services that have been developing in Ridgefield,” said Mayor Jennifer Lindsay in the news release. “This Costco will serve as a destination retail location for Clark County and Cowlitz County, create quality employment opportunities, and help diversify the City’s economic base to focus more on revenue from sustainable sales tax and less on residential development to support essential services.”
The plans were submitted to the city on Tuesday, and a pre-application conference will be scheduled soon.
Costco currently has two locations in Clark County: one on 192nd Avenue Camas that opened in November 2010 and one on Andresen in the Walnut Grove neighborhood that opened in 2004.
The city is also working to widen Pioneer Street to two lanes in each direction for the entire stretch between South 56th Place and North Royle Road is already in progress.
“We are working with the property owners and developer to assure the streets and intersections can handle the increased traffic,” according to the City of Ridgefield’s social media.