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Interchange Traffic: TRAFFIC ALERT

Upcoming Capital Improvement Projects

Now that the sun is back, the Public Works Department will be working on several capital improvement projects that will preserve our streets, increase safety and keep the city moving towards economic diversity. In order to help keep everyone informed we created a new upcoming capital improvement webpage. The public works department will do our best to keep this page up to date, so everyone will know what to expect.

Upcoming Traffic Revisions

Construction is well underway at the I-5 Interchange and is about to reach it's final stages. Over the next few weeks traffic revisions will occur. Please see the following schematics for further information.

La Center Sign Code

The City of La Center recently updated our sign code. On March 15, 2017 a open house was conducted and well attended by business owners and members of the community. A PowerPoint presentation was presented outlining the allowed signs in the various zoning districts and a survey was distributed. The Planning Commission would like to continue to hear your feedback. The following are links to the presentation, survey and updated sign code.

Comprehensive Plan Update

The City of La Center updated our 20-year Comprehensive Plan, a guide for how La Center intends to accommodate new housing, maintain and attract jobs, develop parks and trails, provide essential services, and more. New subdivisions will be built and major changes will happen at the junction of I-5 and La Center Road.

Here is a link to the 2016-2035 Comprehensive Plan approved by the City Council on March 23, 2016.

Public Notices

  • Request for Proposals - Contract Operation, Maintenance, and Management, La Center WWTP & Collection System Bid Documents:The bid documents are available online.
    Mandatory Bidders Conference & Facilities Tour: March 3, 2017 at 1 pm at 101 Aspen Ave
    Bid Location & Date: 305 NW Pacific Highway, La Center, WA 98629 by April 12, 2017 at 2 pm

  • Audio of Cowlitz oral argument at the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, March 18, 2016.Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, Appellant; Clark County, Washington, In case no. 13-cv-850, et al. v. Sally Jewell, in her official capacity as Secretary of the United States Department of the Interior, et al. - Judges: Pillard, Wilkins, Edwards. - Arguing: Lawrence S. Robbins, Benjamin S. Sharp, John L. Smeltzer (DOJ), Robert Luskin.

  • Resolution No. 16-404 with Cowlitz Tribe Interlocal Agreement. Cowlitz Indian Tribe: additional documentation.

About La Center

Come in and find out what makes our City special. See what services our departments have to offer. We feel they are exceptional. Learn about our history – our City turned 100 years old in 2009 – we appreciate having the lowest crime rate in Washington State. Visit our parks – La Center offers a plentiful supply of recreational activities, outstanding soccer and baseball fields, miles of hiking and biking trails, outdoor entertainment at our amphitheatre, kayaking or canoeing on the East Fork Lewis River - all just a short walk from your front door.

The La Center school system offers exceptional education opportunities boasting small class sizes, highly qualified staff, and a low employee turnover rate. Continuing education is readily available at many well-respected local, regional and state colleges and universities.

While retaining the small town feel, we are working to expand the small, but growing, commercial and industrial areas. We believe in strong family values that are reflected in all aspects of our community. Spend some time and explore. We hope it will inspire you to visit or, better yet, become part of the La Center community.

Discover La Center…..naturally.

Please email your comments to: Feedback; written comments may also be mailed to City Hall, at 214 E. 4th Street, La Center, WA 98629. All emails become part of the public record.