The now-approved design and zoning standards are based on the North Shore Vision Statement approved in September 2020 by the Camas City Council. That vision — which included input from a wide cross-section of Camas residents, North Shore property owners and area stakeholders — centers on protecting the area’s natural environment; planning a network of green spaces and recreational opportunities; clustering uses for a more walkable community; providing a variety of housing options, including some more affordable housing; siting industrial parks and commercial centers to the north side of the North Shore, away from the lake; favoring small businesses, including restaurants, cafes and grocery stores that would serve residents and employees in the North Shore; planning for needed schools and infrastructure; and striving to maintain Camas’ “small-town feel.”
Camas Planning Manager Robert Maul explained to planning commission members in June that the North Shore Vision Statement was a guide for staff as they created a new set of zoning and design standards they believe will help achieve the community’s vision for the area.
The subarea plan calls for six land-use zones, or districts, in North Shore, including lower-density residential, higher-density residential, mixed-use, commercial, mixed employment and park/open space districts.
To learn more, visit engagecamas.com/north-shore-subarea-plan.