A group of property owners have expressed interest in working with Camas to create a master plan vision for the Grass Valley area on the west side of the city.
Vancouver land use and zoning attorney Randy Printz, who represents the property owners making the proposal, spoke about the concept on Friday during the City Council’s annual planning conference. It was described as a unique opportunity to paint what is currently a “blank canvas.”
Located west of Northwest Parker Street, the property involved in the proposed 10 to 15 year Grass Valley Master Plan is primarily owned by Sharp Laboratories America, Fisher Creek Campus, LLC, Dave Lugliani, Daniel P. and William MacKay and Douglas MacDonald.
Printz said the idea would be to create a framework for a mixed-use community that could offer retail, office space, residential and a self-contained “urban village.”
“If you’ve ever been to Battle Ground and seen Battle Ground Village, that is not the model they are using but that’s an idea of how we could accomplish some of what they are talking about,” said Mayor Scott Higgins. “I’ve personally always felt like if you plopped Battle Ground Village onto 38th [Avenue] Corridor, that would work there. I don’t know that for sure, I’ll wait to hear what the numbers show. It seems like something like that would be a good fit.”