The public is invited to comment on the addition of code language to establish development standards for the employment center zoning designation within the City of Washougal.
The city is developing regulations that would apply to an EC designation.
The area that the designation would apply to is currently outside the city limits of Washougal, in Clark County, but is within the city’s Urban Growth Boundary.
Washougal Community Development Director Mitch Kneipp said the county zones these areas as business park with an urban holding-40 overlay.
A proposed annexation would involve the city annexing a portion of the property the county lists as business park, but the city is calling employment center. The city does not yet have regulations for EC, which is why they are being developed before the potential annexation occurs.
The Deboever Living Trust owns approximately 65 acres near the 29200 block of Southeast 23rd Street, and Clark Public Utilities owns 2.5 acres with an electrical transformer station on the property.