Those driving along state Route 503 on the south side of Battle Ground may have spotted a series of structures sprouting from old grazing land.
The residential development, altogether known as Woodin Creek Station, features a variety of housing types on about 55 acres to the south of Southwest 30th Street and east of state Route 503.
The development broke ground on its first phases last fall. The project received approval during a land use hearings examiner process in 2021.
Woodin Creek Station will include just shy of 500 residential units at full buildout. Those units include 128 townhomes, 191 detached lots and a 180-unit apartment complex, Mark Miller, the senior developer for project applicant Hurley Development said.
“We wanted to bring a variety of housing units to the Battle Ground market,” said Jason Ritchie, the Hurley Development director of innovation and creative.
The property the development was built on was historically used for grazing and hay farming, Ritchie said. He said Hurley Development likes to take on big projects like Woodin Creek Station.
“It’s very normal for us to do some townhomes, some apartments, some retail, a restaurant, all that kind of stuff together in a location,” Ritchie said.
Woodin Creek Station is strictly residential.
The most prominent development that can currently be viewed from state Route 503 is “Prose Battle Ground,” the 180-unit apartment complex, which is a part of the sixth phase of development. The complex will feature one, two and three-bedroom units in five three-story buildings with a community clubhouse, David Armesy, the development director for the company behind the complex, Alliance Residential, said in an email.
Amenities proposed for the complex include a workout facility, business center, barbecue area and outdoor activity centers, Armesy said. The first units are planned for this fall. The project is expected to be completed in late spring 2024.
Single-family lots have been pre-sold to LGI Homes, a nationally-operated homebuilder, Ritchie said. Its complete buildout is still being determined.
Alongside Prose Battle Ground, the development includes the construction of streets and utility systems that will support both the first single-family lots and the apartment complex, Miller said.
Ritchie said the phases don’t necessarily come in sequence as listed in planning documents because progress depends on when the companies can do the work. With the namesake Woodin Creek so close to the development, the developer wanted to be sure it handled critical areas and permitting appropriately, Miller said.
“It takes time,” Miller said. “That’s part of the development process.”
Two of the initial phases in the southeast corner of the development sold their land to a neighbor for about $1.4 million, according to Geographic Information Services information. The sale was intended to preserve habitat, Ritchie said.
“We do always want to make our developments a win-win for the community,” Ritchie said.