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Vancouver City Council sends Fisher’s Quarry plan back to drawing board, cites lack of ‘housing variety’

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May 10, 2022, 5:55pm Clark County News

The master plan for an enormous development in the western half of Fisher’s Quarry in east Vancouver failed its first reading Monday, requiring staff to make alterations to earn the Vancouver City Council’s winning approval. Read story

Parked cars line the streets of the Waterfront Vancouver on Tuesday morning. City staff are discussing updating Vancouver's downtown parking plan, which hasn't been altered since 2006.

A new space age: Vancouver eyes changing downtown parking strategies

Parked cars line the streets of the Waterfront Vancouver on Tuesday morning. City staff are discussing updating Vancouver's downtown parking plan, which hasn't been altered since 2006.

May 5, 2022, 6:03am Clark County News

The city of Vancouver is considering changing its downtown parking strategies, possibly putting less emphasis on cars in favor of foot traffic and multimodal access. Read story

The city of Vancouver is considering reserving land to expand the Vancouver Convention Center to make it cohesive with the adjacent Waterfront Gateway developments. Consultant firm Conventions, Sports and Leisure International presented findings from its feasibility study to staff Thursday.

Expansion of Vancouver Convention Center studied

The city of Vancouver is considering reserving land to expand the Vancouver Convention Center to make it cohesive with the adjacent Waterfront Gateway developments. Consultant firm Conventions, Sports and Leisure International presented findings from its feasibility study to staff Thursday.

April 27, 2022, 6:03am Business

As the future development of the Waterfront Gateway is under consideration, Vancouver city staff are entertaining the expansion of the Vancouver Convention Center to synergize with the master plan. Read story

A cyclist boards a C-Tran Vine bus at the Turtle Place Transit Center in downtown Vancouver in February 2021. Move Ahead Washington, a measure passed in the state's 2022 legislative session that contributes $17 billion in transportation funding, will aid infrastructure projects in Vancouver. Among them, C-Tran's third Vine bus route along Highway 99 is set to receive $5 million.

Vancouver sees wins, losses from Legislature

A cyclist boards a C-Tran Vine bus at the Turtle Place Transit Center in downtown Vancouver in February 2021. Move Ahead Washington, a measure passed in the state's 2022 legislative session that contributes $17 billion in transportation funding, will aid infrastructure projects in Vancouver. Among them, C-Tran's third Vine bus route along Highway 99 is set to receive $5 million.

April 20, 2022, 6:03am Clark County News

The Washington Legislature ended its 105-day session in March, resulting in triumphs for Vancouver spanning from infrastructure funding to clarified language in police use-of-force policy. Read story

Comments sought for Vancouver housing plan

April 7, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

Vancouver residents are invited to review the city’s nearly yearlong plan for housing and community development and provide comments to the Vancouver City Council on May 2. Read story

Vancouver City Hall (The Columbian files)

Vancouver council votes to extend business fee refund program

Vancouver City Hall (The Columbian files)

April 4, 2022, 7:52pm Clark County News

Businesses based within Vancouver city limits can continue to save money on certain city-imposed fees through the end of the year. Read story

Michael Wilkerson from EcoNorthwest, an economic consulting firm, will lead a workshop on policy framework as it relates to housing affordability and availability in Vancouver.

Vancouver City Council focuses on affordable housing

Michael Wilkerson from EcoNorthwest, an economic consulting firm, will lead a workshop on policy framework as it relates to housing affordability and availability in Vancouver.

March 29, 2022, 6:11pm Clark County News

Six years after the city of Vancouver declared a housing emergency for low-income households, city staff believe they are making meaningful steps to resolve the crisis. Read story

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City of Vancouver’s ‘aggressive’ climate plan moves forward

Vancouver City Hall (The Columbian files)

March 8, 2022, 3:31pm Clark County News

The city of Vancouver is still persistently inching toward its “leading edge” efforts of achieving carbon neutrality by 2040, an aggressive timeline that sets itself apart from other ecologically progressive cities combating climate change. Read story

Vancouver Fire Chief Brennan Blue has presented the framework for how improvements to his department's emergency services will unfold in the coming years. In 2022, staff plan to finish constructing and staffing Station 11, hire more firefighters, assemble two squads, and strategize the relocation of Station 6, shown above.

Vancouver fire chief: Let’s get to work

Vancouver Fire Chief Brennan Blue has presented the framework for how improvements to his department's emergency services will unfold in the coming years. In 2022, staff plan to finish constructing and staffing Station 11, hire more firefighters, assemble two squads, and strategize the relocation of Station 6, shown above.

March 3, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

Three weeks after Vancouver voters approved Proposition 2, a tax hike to improve fire services, Vancouver Fire Chief Brennan Blue is asking the Vancouver City Council for supplemental funding to begin implementing changes promised to voters. Read story

Officials: Clark County buildable lands report flawed

February 19, 2022, 3:05pm Clark County News

An effort to update Clark County’s buildable lands report hit a bump Tuesday after the county council voted to revisit some of its data and methodology. Read story