carty road

Carty road

Carty Road Subarea Plan:

Preparing a vision that works for the community

The Carty Road study area includes approximately 286 acres of land within Ridgefield’s urban growth area that borders the southeastern portion of the city limits – southeast of Royle Road and north and northeast of Hillhurst Road. The Carty Road Subarea Plan will include:

  • Visioning – guided by property owner and community input.
  • Analysis – of existing natural areas, infrastructure, and market conditions
  • Conceptual planning – that outlines future land use designations, roadways, and utilities to support the vision
  • Adoption – of a subarea plan to guide future development

In Washington State, the Growth Management Act requires cities and counties to manage growth by identifying and protecting critical areas and natural resource lands. As part of the effort to manage growth, cities are required to work with counties to designate urban growth areas and develop comprehensive plans to guide infrastructure investments and developments. A subarea plan is an optional element of a city’s comprehensive plan and establishes a vision and planning guidelines for a specific area of the city.

Project Updates

The City kicked off the Carty Road Subarea Plan in October 2019. As the process unfolds, the most recent project updates including distributed materials, meeting summaries, and notices for public meetings can be found below.

Ways to stay involved

The City values community input on this important project. We hope you will stay involved in the process and share your ideas for the future of the Carty Road area! The City will be working with their consultant, WSP, to schedule upcoming meetings and events which are listed below. 


Contact Project Manager, Claire Lust at or (360) 857-5024.

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