What’s Up with the Westside?
The City is currently at work on a plan for a 450-acre, largely undeveloped parcel on the west side of Hood River. The Hood River Westside Area Concept Plan will address a broad range of issues, include workforce housing, parks, streets, bikeways, pedestrian paths, schools, utilities, infrastructure funding and rezoning in the area north of Belmont Drive between Rand and Frankton. You can learn more about the Westside Plan and sign up for its mailing list at www.hrwestsideplan.com.
Principles and visions developed during this project will likely affect the City's overall development for next 20 years as our population continues to grow. Livable Hood River is following the process closely, advocating on behalf of Hood River residents.
We encourage you to get involved, too. The Hood River Planning Commission and City Council will begin addressing components of the plan early in 2018. These public meetings are the best places to learn what the City is considering and to share your ideas and opinions with City leaders.
City Council and Planning Commission meetings are held on Monday evenings. You can find current agendas on discussion items at the City of Hood River website. And we’ll keep you informed of any upcoming public hearings on our Events web page and our Livable Hood River Facebook page.