City of Camas seeks North Shore input

Camas officials are seeking more input from residents on the city’s North Shore Subarea Plan. On Feb. 16, the city launched an online virtual open house on the Engage Camas website.

The city has been working with two subcommittees to develop draft land-use and transportation options for the North Shore, a 990-acre area north of Lacamas Lake that is currently being used for agricultural and single-family residences, but is expected to see substantial growth over the next 20 years. 

The draft options will serve as the starting point for new recommendations for zoning in the North Shore as well as new design and zoning standards. 

The city has two drafts – Option A and Option B – on the table for city officials’ consideration. Both options have a variety of land uses and zoning, including business park/light industrial, commercial, mixed-use, higher-density residential, lower-density residential, parks/open spaces and schools. 

Both options call for around 250 acres – or 25 percent of the space – for parks and open spaces, but Option A offers more lower-density residential (230 acres in Option A versus 199 acres in Option B), business park/light industrial land (187 acres in Option A versus 153 acres in Option B) and commercial areas (75 acres in Option A versus 49 acres in Option B). Option B offers more higher-density residential (175 acres) than Option A (132 acres).

Interested residents can learn more about the North Shore Subarea Plan and weigh in on the draft options at