Development agreements are approved in Washougal

Land divisions and final plat approvals for 471 single-family homes are still needed

Plans for three housing developments in Washougal are moving forward, but landowners still have additional steps to take before the subdivisions are approved.

The Washougal City Council approved development agreements for Granite Three, Marlin and North Twenty developments, Monday night, after public hearings were held.

Granite Three would consist of 152 single-family homes on 60 acres, east of the existing Granite Highlands and north of “T” Street. There would be more than 15 acres of trails and open space.

The property, owned by Granite Three LLC, is located on the former LeBrun quarry in the Washougal School District.

Marlin Development Co. is proposing to build a 14.2 acre subdivision with 38 single-family homes, located in an annexed area immediately south of McKeever Road and just east of Crown Road. It could include three acres of open space/slopes/wetlands, in the Camas School District.

The North Twenty development would allow for 281 single-family homes on 100 acres in the vicinity of Woodburn Elementary School. The land, owned by Ray’s Acres LLC, is east of Crown Road, south of Southeast 23rd Street and north of the Lookout Ridge neighborhood.

It could include 28 acres of open space/trails/parks and wetlands, in the Camas School District.

Concerns expressed during the public hearings included the potential reduction in trees and wildlife habitat, homes could be built near cliffs and there would be an increase in motor vehicle traffic on Crown Road and state Route 14.

Each of the land proposals still needs preliminary land division (subdivision) approval and final plat approval. Public hearings in front of a land use hearings examiner would occur before the potential final plat approvals.