As a community, we are preparing an update of the Camas Comprehensive Plan. With your help, we will work to preserve what we value most about Camas today, while planning for future generations. We hope to finalize the vision in early 2015 and adopt a new Plan in the spring of 2016.

You spoke, we listened...

Camas 2035 - Adopted!

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Developing Camas 2035

Camas 2035 began with a citywide process to envision our desired future 20 years from now and identified the policies and actions needed to get us there.

The comprehensive plan is a long-range plan that guides Camas’ future growth and development. The plan is intended to preserve what residents value most about Camas today, while planning for future generations.

This process has included two phases, visioning and implementation. Throughout 2014, you helped us shape a new vision. In 2015, we focused on developing draft policies and goals to make the vision a reality. Public outreach involved over 600 community members, three questionnaires, several interviews with stakeholder groups, the development of a steering committee and technical advisory committee, and two public vision summits.

The City adopted the new plan in June 2016, after public hearings before the Planning Commission and City Council. The adopted plan is available at the link to the right.

Project Highlights

2016

  • Planning Commission and City Council hearings.
  • City Council adopted Camas 2035 on June 20, 2016.
  • Open House on January 14 at Lacamas Lake Lodge (approximately 43 community members participated).
  • City Council Annual Planning Conference at Lacamas Lake Lodge on January 30.
  • Survey on proposed goals and policies in January had over 180 residents participate.
  • Mailers sent to over 600 residents regarding Camas 2035 update. Emails sent to over 300 interested citizens.

2015

  • Met with citizens at Camas Days for the second year in a row.
  • Multiple work sessions with the Technical Advisory and Steering Committees
    on drafting comprehensive plan goals and polices to be consistent with the community’s vision.
  • Work sessions with Planning Commission and City Council to fine-tune the goals and policies proposed by both committees.
  • Mailers sent to over 370 properties regarding proposed map changes.

2014

  • Conducted surveys both online and met with small groups (e.g., Lacamas Lake Walking Group); 417 participants.
  • Held two Vision Summits that drew over 300 participants.
  • Conversations with key stakeholder groups, including the Camas Youth Advisory Committee, Port of Camas-Washougal, Camas Parent Teacher Organization Leaders, Helen Baller Parent Teacher Association, Camas Farmers’ Market customers, and the Camas-Washougal Economic Development Association.
  • Vision kickoff at Camas Days where the community recorded what they love about Camas.