Our Downtown Camas 2045

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Please join us at our upcoming Community Summit (details above)! Community members will be able to review and vet the draft Vision Statement and participate in discussions to identify priorities and opportunities for achieving the vision. We want to hear your ideas for the opportunities and long-term needs of our downtown.


In conjunction with Our Camas 2045, the City of Camas is developing a downtown subarea plan to establish a more detailed vision and action plan to catalyze public and private investment in our historic downtown that preserves and enhances its unique sense of place. Our Downtown Camas 2045 will be a visionary roadmap that honors our rich heritage and maintains our hometown feel while setting the stage for a thriving future.

Hometown. Downtown. Our Town. Our Downtown Camas 2045 is a unified endeavor and partnership involving all of our community, our residents, and our local businesses in shaping our future over the next two decades.


About the Project

Comprehensive plans provide a blueprint for future growth and development within a city or county boundaries and can include planning for multiple areas and neighborhoods. The formation of a subarea plan provides an opportunity to develop a more detailed vision of future growth and development specific to an area with unique characteristics, such as downtown Camas. Similar to a comprehensive plan, a subarea plan identifies goals, policies, and strategies that align with a common community vision. Our Downtown Camas 2045 will include a subarea plan with goals and policies that will help guide future changes in our historic downtown.

Subarea Planning Process

The subarea planning process will begin with the creation of a community vision for downtown Camas, to establish where the community would like the downtown to be in 20 years. The City will conduct engagement activities including stakeholder interviews, surveys, community events and visioning summits. Visioning activities are anticipated to occur in early 2024 and will be designed to create awareness of the project and engage our community in identifying what you love about downtown Camas today and what you would change to make downtown Camas an even better place to live, work, and play in the future.



Advisory Committees

Our Downtown Camas 2045 will be guided by three advisory committees – the Community Advisory Committee (CAC), the Downtown Camas Association Committee (DCA), and Project Advisory Committee (PAC). These groups will review and comment on draft products, guide public outreach and engagement efforts, and act as champions of Our Downtown Camas 2045.

Public Involvement

Multiple outreach events will be held to provide community members with opportunities to engage in the planning process. Fun and engaging community events will provide a variety of activities for Camas community members to share their ideas. Additionally, staff and officials will be available to answer questions and discuss ideas with participants. Upcoming events will be posted to this website and advertised through the City’s social media channels.

Please join us at our upcoming Community Summit (details above)! Community members will be able to review and vet the draft Vision Statement and participate in discussions to identify priorities and opportunities for achieving the vision. We want to hear your ideas for the opportunities and long-term needs of our downtown.


In conjunction with Our Camas 2045, the City of Camas is developing a downtown subarea plan to establish a more detailed vision and action plan to catalyze public and private investment in our historic downtown that preserves and enhances its unique sense of place. Our Downtown Camas 2045 will be a visionary roadmap that honors our rich heritage and maintains our hometown feel while setting the stage for a thriving future.

Hometown. Downtown. Our Town. Our Downtown Camas 2045 is a unified endeavor and partnership involving all of our community, our residents, and our local businesses in shaping our future over the next two decades.


About the Project

Comprehensive plans provide a blueprint for future growth and development within a city or county boundaries and can include planning for multiple areas and neighborhoods. The formation of a subarea plan provides an opportunity to develop a more detailed vision of future growth and development specific to an area with unique characteristics, such as downtown Camas. Similar to a comprehensive plan, a subarea plan identifies goals, policies, and strategies that align with a common community vision. Our Downtown Camas 2045 will include a subarea plan with goals and policies that will help guide future changes in our historic downtown.

Subarea Planning Process

The subarea planning process will begin with the creation of a community vision for downtown Camas, to establish where the community would like the downtown to be in 20 years. The City will conduct engagement activities including stakeholder interviews, surveys, community events and visioning summits. Visioning activities are anticipated to occur in early 2024 and will be designed to create awareness of the project and engage our community in identifying what you love about downtown Camas today and what you would change to make downtown Camas an even better place to live, work, and play in the future.



Advisory Committees

Our Downtown Camas 2045 will be guided by three advisory committees – the Community Advisory Committee (CAC), the Downtown Camas Association Committee (DCA), and Project Advisory Committee (PAC). These groups will review and comment on draft products, guide public outreach and engagement efforts, and act as champions of Our Downtown Camas 2045.

Public Involvement

Multiple outreach events will be held to provide community members with opportunities to engage in the planning process. Fun and engaging community events will provide a variety of activities for Camas community members to share their ideas. Additionally, staff and officials will be available to answer questions and discuss ideas with participants. Upcoming events will be posted to this website and advertised through the City’s social media channels.

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Our Downtown Camas 2045 Interactive Map: Identify opportunities downtown!

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Welcome to the interactive map for Our Downtown Camas 2045! Have you shared your ideas in the survey about what makes Downtown Camas special today and what you want to see in the future, and now you want to show us where? Use this interactive map to identify specific areas of opportunity (for improvement, change, or preservation) and to point out areas you have concerns about (traffic safety, infrastructure, etc.)

Follow the steps below to share your comments on the map:

Your insights are crucial in identifying areas where we can enhance our downtown community. Follow the steps below to mark an area of opportunity on the map:

  1. Drag and Place a Marker:

    • Navigate to the downtown map of Camas provided.
    • Locate the area you believe presents an opportunity or that has concerns.
    • Drag the marker icon to the specific location on the map that represents this area.
  2. Leave a Note:

    • Once the marker is placed, a text box will appear. Use this box to leave a brief note explaining why you consider this area an opportunity or concern.
    • Provide details on what to preserve, improvements or changes you envision for this location.
    • Feel free to include specific experiences or observations that support your choice.
  3. Accuracy Matters:

    • Ensure that the marker is accurately placed on the map. This will help us precisely identify the suggested area for improvement.
  4. Multiple Suggestions Welcome:

    • Don't hesitate to mark and leave notes for multiple areas if you have different opportunities in mind.
Page last updated: 27 May 2024, 04:00 PM