Everett Street Corridor Analysis

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Everett Street Corridor Analysis - graphic of project limits

Updated Nov. 28, 2022

Take the Survey!

As mentioned at the open house, a survey for feedback has been provided below.

Community Open House 1 – Nov. 16, 2022

Thank you to all who attended our Nov. 16 Open House. You can find the presentation from the open house here.


About the Project

Purpose – The City of Camas will be evaluating the Everett Street Corridor from NE Lake Road to city limits near NE 3rd Street (not to be confused with NE 3rd Avenue running through downtown Camas) to determine how the roadway and intersections can be best configured to allow for safe, efficient passage through and access to the area by motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists who work, live, and play in Camas and the neighboring vicinities, while providing for planned growth.

Community Focus – As we kick off this project in August 2022, no decisions have been made. An essential part of our efforts will be sharing information and gathering the feedback of residents, business owners, recreationalists, organizations, Camas School District, Clark County, and the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to ensure their priorities and values are reflected in the corridor design. There will be many opportunities for public involvement, and we invite you to be part of the discussion from start to finish.

Regional Significance – This critical project furthers the multimodal improvements (that is, improvements that benefit users of multiple modes of transportation such as walking, biking, and driving) achieved by the NE Lake Road–NE Everett Street roundabout while relieving traffic congestion for the corridor’s 15,000+ daily users. It will also set the stage for significant improvements throughout the region by connecting nearby recreational areas such as the Lacamas Lake North Shore, Lacamas Lake, Round Lake, and Crown Park, as well as school district facilities, neighborhoods, and local businesses.

Funding – This project is made possible by local funds and takes the project through approximately 20% of the design phase. Funding for additional design and construction will be pursued at a later date. Ultimately, improvements to the corridor are anticipated to take many years and will likely be completed in multiple phases.

Project Team – The project is led by City of Camas Public Works with support from PBS Engineering and Environmental, WSP, and Archaeological Investigations Northwest (AINW).


Events & Opportunities

  • Access to project team through Engage Camas, email, phone, and council meetings - Ongoing
  • Discussions & informational sessions with corridor businesses, organizations, and property owners - Oct./Nov. 2022
  • Community open house 1 - Nov. 16, 2022
  • Community survey 1 - Nov. 22, 2022, through early January 2023
  • Technical Advisory Committee meetings
  • Community open house 2
  • Community survey 2
  • Community open house 3 (tentative)

Updated Nov. 28, 2022

Take the Survey!

As mentioned at the open house, a survey for feedback has been provided below.

Community Open House 1 – Nov. 16, 2022

Thank you to all who attended our Nov. 16 Open House. You can find the presentation from the open house here.


About the Project

Purpose – The City of Camas will be evaluating the Everett Street Corridor from NE Lake Road to city limits near NE 3rd Street (not to be confused with NE 3rd Avenue running through downtown Camas) to determine how the roadway and intersections can be best configured to allow for safe, efficient passage through and access to the area by motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists who work, live, and play in Camas and the neighboring vicinities, while providing for planned growth.

Community Focus – As we kick off this project in August 2022, no decisions have been made. An essential part of our efforts will be sharing information and gathering the feedback of residents, business owners, recreationalists, organizations, Camas School District, Clark County, and the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to ensure their priorities and values are reflected in the corridor design. There will be many opportunities for public involvement, and we invite you to be part of the discussion from start to finish.

Regional Significance – This critical project furthers the multimodal improvements (that is, improvements that benefit users of multiple modes of transportation such as walking, biking, and driving) achieved by the NE Lake Road–NE Everett Street roundabout while relieving traffic congestion for the corridor’s 15,000+ daily users. It will also set the stage for significant improvements throughout the region by connecting nearby recreational areas such as the Lacamas Lake North Shore, Lacamas Lake, Round Lake, and Crown Park, as well as school district facilities, neighborhoods, and local businesses.

Funding – This project is made possible by local funds and takes the project through approximately 20% of the design phase. Funding for additional design and construction will be pursued at a later date. Ultimately, improvements to the corridor are anticipated to take many years and will likely be completed in multiple phases.

Project Team – The project is led by City of Camas Public Works with support from PBS Engineering and Environmental, WSP, and Archaeological Investigations Northwest (AINW).


Events & Opportunities

  • Access to project team through Engage Camas, email, phone, and council meetings - Ongoing
  • Discussions & informational sessions with corridor businesses, organizations, and property owners - Oct./Nov. 2022
  • Community open house 1 - Nov. 16, 2022
  • Community survey 1 - Nov. 22, 2022, through early January 2023
  • Technical Advisory Committee meetings
  • Community open house 2
  • Community survey 2
  • Community open house 3 (tentative)

Project Questions

Let us know what questions you have about the project!

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    I would like to see long term planning that addresses the following: 1. Considers the sustainability of the project in terms of economic benefits to the community, social benefits, while minimizing environmental impacts. 2. This area has the potential for becoming a second “down town” area for Camas that would be anchored by Lacamas Lake. Improving this area would include: - providing waterfront access in the form of a trail that will connect the existing south side trail to a north side shore trail - building out a walkable corridor with cafes, restaurants, and other retail shops. No large franchises, maybe a rental shop for bikes and watercraft. It should be an area for the community to gravitate and interact. Keep the green space intact. - focusing on bike lanes and pedestrian paths 3. Study traffic patterns to see if an alternative can be provided for movement of commuters.

    Hduihwgsi asked 13 days ago

    Thank you for using Engage Camas and thank you for your comments. These will be provided to staff and combined with the other comments, which will be used to help determine a preferred alternative. 

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    It may be helpful to emphasize that the boundaries are NE 3rd STREET (further north) and not NE 3rd ave (closer to the river), as both are "near the city limits". The similar names are confusing, especially to newer residents in the area.

    Cassthomp asked 13 days ago

    Thank you for the suggestion. We try to include the map picture to help with that, but we'll also provide more clarity in future posts and emails.  Thank you for using Engage Camas.

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    Everett St is no longer the residential neighborhood I moved into 20 years ago. What is the City's position on rezoning to allow for an expansion of the big buildings downtown to allow multiuse commercial/residential?

    asked about 1 month ago

    Thank you for using Engage Camas. The current zoning in place has already allowed for the multi-story mixed use buildings. No changes are anticipated right away, but the City will be starting a full comprehensive plan update in 2023 which could have changes city-wide regarding zoning, land use designations, etc.   

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    When do you believe breaking ground will begin after the 3 phases?

    ryoukhana asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for using Engage Camas. The construction phase of the project will be dependent on securing funding. Therefore, we do not have a definitive timeline yet. 

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    We are in desperate need of proper sidewalks on Everett and 43rd -from the bridge to the high school. Is this something you see happening in the rear future? I’m also curious if a roundabout at the bottom of 43rd would be the best solution with the high school traffic. Thank you

    KL Sandrin asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for using Engage Camas.  This analysis is currently slated for Everett and will deal with pedestrian access and safety related to this street alone. However, please note, 43rd Ave is currently listed in the City's long-range planning. 

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    Will there be crosswalks added across Everett near the lakes and the lake recreation areas? We live in Lacamas Summit, and regularly see the dangerous situations for pedestrians crossing Everett in/around that area.

    LisaOrr asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for using Engage Camas. While official pedestrian crossings haven't been established yet, pedestrian safety will play a big role in this analysis .

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    Will you add sidewalks from 23rd to to camas produce? This area desperately needs them. I see so many people (especially high school students) needing to walk dangerously close to traffic.

    Adam asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for using Engage Camas. While the segment of Everett you're referring to is not a part of this corridor analysis, improvements from 23rd to the roundabout are currently listed in the City's long-range plan. 

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    Hello - I'm very excited to see movement on this project. My initial questions are about funding. I believe this project is #2 on the 6-year street plan priority list (I think it was #2 last year as well). I was surprised to see that a high priority project like this only has funding, "through approximately 20% of the design phase." Is this typical for a project of this size and complexity, or are there funding concerns? This road is inadequate and dangerous with the current high school/commuters/lake traffic and the North Shore development will create significant additional demand. Is funding for this included in the North Shore development activities? Thank you!

    RNorth asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for using Engage Camas. Currently this project is not slated for state funding. However, by developing the current plan that we're working on, we can look for federal and state grants to help offset the costs. Projects of this magnitude are developed in several stages due to the need find funding through construction. Please note, this project is completely separate from North Shore. 

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    Yes to pedestrian sidewalk please!

    Jian asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for using Engage Camas, and thank you for your comment. 

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    Please consider adding bicycle/pedestrian lanes improving Northeast Everett to Northeast third

    Ruby asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for using Engage Camas and sorry for the delayed response. Your comment  has been provided to staff.

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