A wide variety of businesses could one day choose to open on lots adjacent to “E” Street.
The Washougal Planning Commission has forwarded a recommendation of approval for the rezoning of 40 acres on the north and south sides of “E” Street from Sixth to 35th streets.
If the area is rezoned from single and multi-family residential and convenience commercial to community commercial, allowable uses could include existing residences without any increase in density as well as mixed use developments that include retail commercial on the first floor and residential use on the second floor.
Additional uses include professional offices, rest homes and bed and breakfast inns, as well as produce stands, flea markets, artists/photographic studios, athletic clubs, banks, caterers, locksmiths, pet groomers and stores that sell garden supplies or motorcycles.
Mitch Kneipp, interim community development director, said the rezoning is an effort to create jobs and opportunities for ongoing retail sales tax.