City seeks community input to help develop future land use possibilities

April 10, 2024

The City of Vancouver is inviting community members to take part in Community Mapping Activity workshops in April. Four workshops will be hosted to help inform the City’s Comprehensive Plan Update. Participants will create maps to help visualize future land use possibilities that allow for changes to reflect future housing requirements, preserve natural resources and provide needed services.

Each Community Mapping Activity will include refreshments or dinner, a kids’ corner for families with children and opportunities to win raffle prizes. Interested community members can get more information and RSVP for any of the workshops listed below:

2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 20

Hudson’s Bay High School, 1601 E. McLoughlin Blvd.

Snacks and meet the team starting at 1:30 p.m.

6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 23

Evergreen Public Schools District Office, 13414 N.E. LeRoy Haagen Memorial Drive

For youth and young adults between 13 to 25 years old. Pizza and meet the team starting at 5:30 p.m.

6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 25

Firstenburg Community Center, 700 N.E. 136th Ave.

Dinner and meet the team starting at 5:30 p.m.

A workshop will also be held on Wednesday, April 17 in partnership with the Vancouver Neighborhood Alliance.

Community input is essential to the City’s long-term planning process. The Our Vancouver project team will reference the maps created at these workshops as they develop land use options for the Comprehensive Plan. Community members will have an opportunity this summer to review and help refine the land use options that will be developed based on Mapping Activity input.

The City is required by the Washington State Growth Management Act to conduct a periodic review of the Comprehensive Plan. Updating the Comprehensive Plan now will bring the City into compliance with recent changes to state law to address state-wide housing and climate needs, land use changes, population growth projections and housing projections to meet the needs of a growing population. The plan update will also inform the City’s decisions about land use, housing, public facilities, parks and open space, economic development, historic preservation, community design and environmental considerations.

Media contact: Tim Becker, Strategic Communications Manager,  

Join us for one of three community mapping activities this April