Recent Annexations

Since January of 2004, the Vancouver Annexation program has processed over 40 annexations, bringing over 2,300 acres and over 1,900 residents into the city limits. All recent annexation requests are listed below. Each individual annexation provides project-specific information, including staff reports, resolutions, ordinances etc.

 

Van Mall Drive Annexation

Ordinance adopted February 22, 2016.

CHARACTERISTICS: The Van Mall Drive Annexation area is located in Vancouver’s unincorporated urban growth area and is contiguous to the City of Vancouver located at 4909 NE 66th Avenue; the site is a residential property 1.43 acres in size and includes abutting street right of way.

PUBLIC OUTREACH: Public hearing notification was posted around the site and published in the Columbian newspaper. The public hearings for the proposed Ordinance were held before City Council at 7 PM on Monday, February 8, 2016 and February 22, 2016.

TIMELINE: The line in bold indicates the current phase in the annexation process.

Van Mall Drive - PETITION METHOD ANNEXATION PROCESS:

Council: Adopted Petition Resolution (Passed November 16, 2015)
Staff: Collect petition signatures (12-22-2015) 
•Staff: Signature Certification request to Assessor (12-24-2015)
•Assessor: Certify petition signatures (1-19-2016)
•Council: Adopted annexation ordinance (Monday Feb 22, 2016)
•Notices sent out (Tuesday February 23, 2016)

•Annexation goes into effect (March 24, 2016)

•Staff: Conduct full census of annexed area (April 15, 2016)

•Census certification submitted to Office of Financial Management. (April 22, 2016)

 

Lapinskas Annexation

Completed October 9, 2015

CHARACTERISTICS: The Lapinskas Annexation area is located in Vancouver’s unincorporated urban growth area and is contiguous to the City of Vancouver North of 52nd Street between NW Daniels and I-5; the site is a residential property .51 acres in size.

TIMELINE: The line in bold indicates the current phase in the annexation process.

LAPINSKAS - PETITION METHOD ANNEXATION PROCESS:

•Council: Adopted Annexation Resolution (March 16, 2015)
•Staff: Collect petition signatures (March 25, 2015)
•Staff: Petition Signature Certification request to Assessor (March 30, 2015)
•Assessor: Certify petition signatures (April 14, 2015)
•Staff: Schedule Public Hearing before City Council (May 1, 2015)
•Council: 1st public hearing on annexation ordinance (June 1, 2015)
•Council: 2ndpublic hearing on annexation ordinance (July 6, 2015)
•Notices to affected parties sent out (July 7, 2015)
•Annexation goes into effect (August 7, 2015)
•Staff: Conduct full census of annexed area (September 6, 2015)
•Census certification received Office of Financial Management. (Oct. 9 2015)

CITY COUNCIL ACTION:
On Monday, March 16, 2015 City Council adopted the annexation resolution for the Lapinskas annexation request. The annexation census was certified by the Office of Financial Management on October 9, 2015. This annexation is now complete.

Regency Place

UPDATE: The Regency Place Annexation area property owners petitioned the City of Vancouver to be annexed, using the 60 percent petition method (see methods of annexations). The City Council adopted the 10 percent petition resolution on January 8, 2007. Staff and property owners are currently working together to resolve one hold out property owner for the purpose of converting the surrounding public roads to a private ownership.

CHARACTERISTICS: The Regency Place annexation area is located in Vancouver’s unincorporated urban growth area and is contiguous to the City of Vancouver along the Evergreen School District #114 Annexation (M-3750); an area approximately 19.47 acres in size.

PUBLIC OUTREACH: The Regency Place Homeowner Association invited Suzan Wallace to make an annexation presentation on November 28, 2006. Following the presentation, the property owners decided to support annexation. The owners then submitted a formal Notice of Intent to the City of Vancouver requesting annexation on December 12, 2006.

TIMELINE: The line in bold indicates the current phase in the annexation process.

REGENCY PLACE - PETITION METHOD ANNEXATION PROCESS:

•Council: Adopted Petition Resolution (January 8, 2007)
•Staff: Collect petition signatures (October 4, 2010) 
•Staff: Signature Certification request to Assessor (October 6, 2010)
•Assessor: Certify petition signatures (October 8, 2010)
Council: Annexation ordinance (TBD)
•Notices sent out (TBD)
•Annexation goes into effect (TBD)
•Staff: Conduct full census of annexed area (TBD)

COUNCIL ACTION: On Monday, January 8, 2007, City Council heard a presentation from city staff and had an open discussion with the property owners regarding the adoption of a resolution accepting the 10 percent Regency Place annexation area petition. First, City Council defined the area to be annexed (shown in the maps above). Second, City Council determined the appropriate zoning and comprehensive plan designations for the property, which are most similar to the zoning designations originally applied by Clark County. Finally, City Council decided whether or not to require the assumption of all or any portion of existing City indebtedness by the properties to be annexed.