Many thanks for the broad community input on the Heights Streetscape plans. Around 300 people attended an open house in late April, and about 300 completed the online survey that closed in mid-May. Abundant input weighed in on alternatives for 12th and 13th streets in the Heights regarding traffic, transit, bicycle and pedestrian safety, walkability, and the area’s local businesses.
Using community input, we will be developing a recommended alternative in Summer 2022 to present to the Urban Renewal Agency. All concepts are based on project goals and information from Phase One.
“We heard from residents and businesses about thoughts on the future of the Heights,” said Dustin Nilsen, City of Hood River’s director of planning and zoning and project manager for the streetscape plan. “The input we receive will inform and refine recommendations for improvements in the Heights which is key to ensuring the project reflects the vision of the community. We will work through a plan that can support businesses and economic opportunities, embrace the historical and cultural identity of the Heights, and enhance the livability of the entire Hood River community.”
Visit this project webpage for more details on the project.
This project is funded through the Heights Urban Renewal District created by the City in 2011 to focus on improvements in the Heights, including those that address streetscape modifications to improve safety for bicycles and pedestrians along 12th and 13th Streets, which also serve as State Highway 281.