Washougal approves development agreement
Some downtown business supporters express opposition
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
A public hearing regarding the development of the former Hambleton Lumber Sales LLC site attracted more than 40 people to the Washougal City Council meeting last night.
After almost two hours of public comments and council discussion, council members approved a development agreement with the Port of Camas-Washougal and Parker’s Landing LLC, for the land located at 335 S. “A” St. The vote was 6 to 1, with the opposing vote issued by Caryn Plinski.
Prior to that, she and councilman Paul Greenlee voted to postpone a decision on the development agreement. That motion failed 5 to 2.
Earlier, Plinski said the waterfront development could be “an amazing thing to add to Washougal.”
“I want a park, trail, restaurants and shops,” she said. “I’m not sure I’m ready to pass it tonight.”