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More apartments planned in Barberton area of Clark County

84-unit complex proposed on 3.33 acres on N.E. 68th Avenue in Battle Ground school district

By , Columbian staff writer
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Grass grows on a lot off of Northeast 68th Avenue in the Barberton area. An 84-unit apartment complex is planned on the lot's 3.33 acres.
Grass grows on a lot off of Northeast 68th Avenue in the Barberton area. An 84-unit apartment complex is planned on the lot's 3.33 acres. (Photos by Taylor Balkom/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

An 84-unit apartment complex has been proposed on Northeast 68th Avenue in the Barberton area, according to planning documents submitted to Clark County.

The complex is poised to occupy a 3.33-acre property at 13003 N.E. 68th Ave.

The property, which currently has a single-family home on it, is largely surrounded by other single-family homes. It’s zoned for development as multifamily housing as part of Vancouver’s urban growth area.

Access to the property is proposed to be at its north end on Northeast 131st Way, and there is no public transportation that reaches it.

The plans call for four three-story buildings, which vary in footprint size from 4,390 square feet to 9,696 square feet. The plans include 126 parking spaces, as well as a firepit area and several picnic tables around the property.

According to the documents, the project is expected to be done in two phases.

The complex’s developers, Amy and Matthew Stewart, declined to comment on the project.

The proposed complex is not alone; another apartment complex was recently proposed nearby. That one, with six buildings and 238 units, is just off Northeast 72nd Avenue in Barberton. The area in general is seeing a lot of growth.

This proposed complex would feed into Pleasant Valley elementary and middle schools and Prairie High School in Battle Ground Public Schools.

The schools in the south end of the district, like Prairie and the Pleasant Valley schools, are expected to see the most growth in the next 10 years, according to a recent study done by the school district.

The report also states that the district estimates 23 new students would enter its schools for every 100 multifamily units, meaning around 20 students would be expected from the proposed development.

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