City Plans Open House for Housing and Economic Development Efforts

City leaders are inviting the Canby community to an open house and forum discussing future economic development opportunities and housing growth this week.

The Economic Opportunity Analysis and Housing Assessment Open House will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, on the main floor of the Canby Civic Center, located at 222 NE 2nd Avenue. Light refreshments will be provided.

The event will provide an overview of the city’s strategy for housing production and economic development, including an overview of the residential and commercial buildable lands inventory, current and projected population and demographics, and housing costs related to residential incomes.

City officials say attendees can also expect a presentation of draft findings — including information on the amount of buildable lands currently available in the city — and a community input session.

In late 2021, the city of Canby was awarded $100,000 from the Department of Land Conservation and Development to complete work on updating the city’s housing production strategy and additional $50,000 for work on an economic opportunity analysis.

Both of the future planning efforts will also be informed by stakeholder input and advisory groups with local community members.

The city chose 3J and FCS Group for the respective projects; however, city staff and consultants have been working in partnership to ensure a clear and comprehensive view is presented.

The housing production strategy and economic opportunity analysis will inform the comprehensive plan update that is expected to begin later this year.

For more information or questions, contact the Canby Planning Department at 503-266-7001.

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