The Hood River Westside Area Concept Report responds to findings of the City’s 2015 Housing Needs Analysis (HNA) and Housing Strategy, and recommends updates to the City’s Comprehensive Plan and development code. The west side of Hood River contains the majority of the community’s buildable land, and it is where most new development is expected to occur in the future. As noted above, amendments to the deveopment code and Comprehensive Plan are anticipated after the Planning Commission and City Council review the Westside Area Concept Plan Report (File No. 2018-07) More Info
A number of code amendments are proposed for the city. The first series of code amendments include proposed revisions to Title 16 (Subdivisions) and Title 17 (Zoning) that target workability and clarity of the Hood River Municipal Code (File Nos. 2018-05 and 2018-06). The amendments reflect recent changes in state law, case law, and are expected to be consistent with the City’s Comprehensive Plan. A second series of code amendments as well as Comprehensive Plan amendments (File No. 2018-07) are anticipated after the Planning Commission and City Council review the Westside Concept Plan Report. More Info
Downtown Parking Study More Info
All property owners within the City’s Urban Growth Boundary were sent a notice of proposed development code and Comprehensive Plan amendments (File Nos. 2018-05 -06 and -07), commonly referred to as a “Measure 56 notice”. Ballot Measure 56 (1998) requires cities and counties to provide affected property owners with notice of a change in zoning classification; adoption or amendment of a comprehensive plan; or adoption or change of an ordinance in a manner that limits or prohibits previously allowed uses. More Info
Hood River Parks and Recreation Master Plan. More Info
2018 Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan
In 2018, Hood River County updated the Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan to outline community risk to natural hazards and potential actions the County can take to reduce risks to people, property and the local economy BEFORE the next hazard event (e.g., wildfire, winter storm, flood, earthquake, etc.).
The cities of Cascade Locks and Hood River created locally specific sections as well. If you are interested in learning more, please download the Hood River County Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan Document: