In 2023, PC and Nexus completed a Goal 9 study for the City of La Grande. The study found that the City has limited capacity for in-fill and has lost significant economic development opportunities due to site types and ownership patterns in recent years. The report recommends adding 121 acres of industrial land and 63 acres of commercial land, to be distributed within GC, IC, I-1, I-2 and BP districts, with specific recommendations on lot sizes. The report also recommends leveraging URA funds to spur on private sector in-fill development and facilitating the development of a maker-space friendly zoning district near Downtown La Grande. PC is currently conducting a Goal 14 follow-up study for the City to determine possibilities for expanding La Grande’s urban growth boundary.
The full report can be read here: