Packwood Area Zoning Amendments

The Lewis County Planning Commission is considering the creation of a new zone in the Packwood area.

CONTEXT

Members of the Lewis County Planning Commission visited the Packwood area on August 22, 2018. During the visit, the Commission heard of some of the hazards that were present in the community (especially in the High Valley area), and were told of the shortage of the housing options available. From the discussion, staff vowed to study whether it was possible to expand safe housing locations in the community (outside channel migration areas and floodplains, and away from steep slopes).

PROPOSAL

The map below is the suggested proposal.

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Draft language associated with the zone change is available here.

The Planning Commission will discuss the merits of the proposal over the next few months.