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Friday deadline for Mount Adams questions


March 15, 2017

Do you have questions, comments or concerns about the fate of the former Mount Adams Care Center property? Now is the time to voice them. Last night’s city council meeting on the subject reached the same conclusion as previous meetings: more information is needed before the city decides between proposals. The deadline for public questions is this Friday, March 17. Questions should be addressed to city hall no later than 5 p.m. of that day.

The council expects to have answers by Thursday, March 23, and is scheduled to make a formal decision at a special meeting Monday, March 27.

The two proposals in question come from the Veterans Recreation and Rehabilitation Center, a non-profit dedicated to veterans support services, and Goodnoe Station Development, a local development firm whose members are responsible for the 2012 Maryhill Museum expansion, among other projects. More information on the organizations can be found at their respective websites: and

In short, the Veterans Center proposes to renovate the building to house veterans in career training programs, specifically culinary and Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification. The Center claims the project would bring a minimum of 31 jobs to the community; an anticipated Tiny Homes project “has a forecast of bringing 45 more.”

Goodnoe Station Development, proposes SOGO: a mixed-use project in southern Goldendale. Pending the favorable outcome of a six-month due diligence period, the two-phase project is intended to provide housing for approximately 200 – 250 full-time employees at an anticipated vineyard in the Goodnoe Hills area east of Goldendale. They expect the influx of employees and their families will add to Goldendale’s tax base and otherwise benefit the local economy. In addition to employee housing, their proposal forecasts the creation of commercial office space and market-rate apartments.


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