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News Release
Vancouver City Council Affirms Temporary Moratorium on Large Warehouse and Distribution Facilities - 02/07/23

Vancouver, Wash. – During their Feb. 6 meeting following a public hearing, the Vancouver City Council voted on a resolution to affirm their decision on Dec. 12, 2022, to enact a six-month temporary moratorium on large warehouse and distribution facilities in Light Industrial and Heavy Industrial zoning districts.

As part of the action taken, Council approved an amendment to the Resolution to increase the minimum total square footage per project under the moratorium to 250,000 square feet from 100,000 square feet. Council also requested that staff return with an exemption for warehouses supplying storage for traded sector goods, as defined in the Clark County Comprehensive Economic Development Plan, and a bulk storage exemption for the Port of Vancouver on property owned by the Port in Vancouver. 

Because the initial moratorium was approved by ordinance, staff will return to City Council with the above changes in the form of an ordinance. The ordinance will be scheduled for a first reading at the Feb. 27 Council Meeting, to schedule a public hearing on March 6.

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