The area for a proposed 39-unit single-family residential development in La Center.

Those interested in learning about a proposed 39-unit single family residential development near La Center Middle School have a chance to hear plans and provide testimony next week.

The City of La Center sent out a notice late last month about the June 13 hearing for a preliminary plat for what is being called the Holley Park subdivision, to the east of the school and south of Lockwood Creek Road. The plat is for about 13.4 acres over three parcels that come off of Northeast Ivy Avenue.

According to an environmental review checklist, the project is planned to begin construction this summer, with completion at the end of the year in one phase. Battle Ground-based Compass Group is heading up the development.

Previously, the area in question had been used for hay farming and grazing, according to the checklist, and is adjacent to another single-family development to the east. The document states that the project would have 39 “middle-income, single family” lots.

An email from city staff indicated that part of the development would feature a public trail connecting with the existing Holley Park trail which would be transferred to the city once constructed.

According to the environmental checklist, the parcels in question are currently in the process of annexation. Recently La Center City Council OKed the intent to annex about 5 acres to the West of the development, though bringing that parcel into the city is also pending and unrelated to the development scheduled for the hearing.

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