This just in:
What do you do with 79 acres of property that could honor the county’s rich agricultural past and provide a regional hub for farming, agricultural research, community education, historic interpretation and recreation?
The public is invited to review and provide feedback on three draft 78th Street/WSU property concept plans. Comments will be collected until August 21. The draft concept plans may be viewed and comments submitted online at the County's 78th Street web page.
Beginning August 7 and continuing through August 21, display materials and comment forms will be available in the first floor lobby at the Clark County Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver. Information will also be available on the 6th floor of the Public Service Center, General Services/Purchasing, suite 650, until August 21, and at the Clark County Fair from August 7 through August 16.
The three draft concept plans were developed through an extensive public outreach process. Some ideas include establishing a demonstration farm, outdoor classrooms, community gardens, and interpretive walking trail.
Let me just throw my hat in the ring by saying if I had to pick one right now, it would be Plan I. I'm sure that through the County's extensive public outreach process they'll soon address many of the questions I see left unanswered by their very pretty, yet rather vague information displays. Maybe I'll feel differently about it if they do. I'll have more to say about this soon...
Also worth noting, the display materials and public comment forms at the Public Services Building are only accessible during normal business hours. Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. So much for seeing the information after work or on the weekend. I would think extensive public outreach would allow for more convenient access to the information, no?
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