Lot 700 Press Release


Contact: Joel Madsen Executive Director
Mid-Columbia Housing Authority and Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation P: 541.296.5462 Ext 116 joelm@columbiacascadehousingcorp.org

Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation Presses Forward on Hood River Development

Hood River, Ore. (October 9, 2017) – Immediately following the City of Hood River’s decision to rezone tax lot 700 (aka Morrison Park) specifically for the purpose of developing affordable housing in concert with the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority and Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation (CCHC), CCHC began to assemble their development team and invest in predevelopment activities for their next affordable housing development in Hood River. Geotechnical engineers and professional surveyors began work onsite prompting the closure of
‘Morrison Park’ from 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. October 9th, 10th and 11th.

“Today marks the first day of site exploration on Lot 700 that will better inform the community and development team as to what the site may be able to produce. We are eager to learn more about this site; helping us to answer how we can best preserve open space and natural features, create multi-modal connectivity to and from the site and develop affordable homes”, said Joel Madsen, Executive Director of Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation.

Since the City’s decision in June to rezone Lot 700 for affordable housing development, CCHC has solicited proposals for key development team members such as Architectural, Engineering and General Contractor services, among others. ‘We have a spectacular development team that will surely assist in utilizing this site to its fullest and help us achieve our goals” says Madsen. “We are pleased to bring together Carleton Hart Architecture, Klein and Associates (Engineering), Greenworks Landscape Architecture, Bremik Construction and many other well qualified professionals for our next development in Hood River.”

CCHC, together with their development team, is committed to community engagement as this critical development winds its way forward and anticipates gathering ideas through community meetings and other outreach strategies during the fall.


Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit affordable housing developer whose purpose is to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing that is affordable to very low-, low- and moderate-income persons. CCHC operates within Hood River, Wasco and Sherman Counties in Oregon as well as Klickitat and Skamania Counties in Washington.