Location and Hours of Operation
The City of Hood River Planning Department is located in City Hall at 211 2nd Street. A planner typically is available for walk-in questions from 9:00 a.m. through noon on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. This schedule is necessary to ensure adequate time for staff to focus on land use applications, legislative tasks, building permits and enforcement.
Review the list of current land use applications.
2015 Buildable Lands Inventory and Housing Needs Analysis
Draft Summary Report.
Draft Housing Needs Analysis including Buildable Lands Inventory.
Draft Housing Strategy.
Draft Housing Strategy with amendments recommended by the city planning commission. NEW
The City Council will be reviewing Ordinance Nos. 2018 and 2019 on Monday, August 10, 2015 beginning at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers located at 211 2nd Street in Hood River. Written testimony may be submitted to the City Recorder prior to and during the hearing, and oral testimony may be presented during the hearing. Please submit written testimony as soon as possible in order to give councilors time to review the information.
Review current Planning Department fees (effective July 1, 2015). Please be aware that fees may increase on July 1.
Application Forms & Documents
Go to the bottom of the Application Forms & Documents page to review the city's Comprehensive Plan, Economic Opportunities Analysis, I-84 Interchange Area Management Plans, Transportation System Plan, Columbia River Waterfront Goal 5 Economic, Social, Environmental and Energy (ESEE) Analysis, and the 2005/2006 community survey.
Planning Commission Agendas and Minutes
Review recent Agendas & Minutes for the City of Hood River Planning Commission.
Starting a Business in Hood River
The Hood River Economic Development Working Group created a Business Siting Guides to walk you through the processes required to start or expand a business in Hood River County, Cascade Locks, and the City of Hood River.
These guides provide an overview of the potential permitting requirements as well as contact information for all of the relevant departments. It also contains great information focused on the business support services and programs available for starting or growing a business in the county. Check out the guides on MCEDD's website.
The Hood River Soil & Water Conservation District is working to prevent the spread of noxious weeds in Hood River County including Garlic Mustard, Puncturevine and Giant hogweed as well as a variety of other invasive species.
Frequently Asked Questions