The City of Battle Ground is inviting community members to participate in developing a plan for what housing will look like for future generations. The city is creating a Housing Action Plan, funded by a grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce.
Housing is not just about shelter, but about creating a sense of home and building a strong community. As the community grows, its needs for housing grow with it.
Battle Ground’s Housing Action Plan will assess local housing needs and identify policy strategies and implementation actions to meet local demand. This project builds upon Battle Ground’s Roadmap community vision and complements the updates to the Land Use Master Plan by focusing on community housing needs and maintaining community character.
The city is asking for residents’ feedback via the Housing Action Plan Community Survey available on the city’s Housing Action Plan page. The survey is open through November 20 and is a first step in public participation as the Housing Action Plan is developed. Those who prefer to participate in an alternative, hard-copy format may contact the city at 360-342-5047 or by email at ComDev.Info@cityofbg.org.
The Housing Action Plan, along with other long-range plans, will supplement the city’s next 20-year Comprehensive Plan update. To view the current Comprehensive Plan and learn more about long-range planning in the City of Battle Ground, visit www.cityofbg.org/149/Long-Range-Planning.