APG evaluated the feasibility of expanding the City of Hood River's urban growth boundary to include land for a new school. The need to address requirements for the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Act added another level of complexity to the project. In a first phase of work the team reviewed and summarized site requirements, state regulations, local planning processes, and prepared a summary review of alternative candidate sites. In a second phase, APG prepared findings in support of amending the city's UGB to accommodate additional land for a new school site.
As part of this project, APG also directed the work of other consultants to prepare a coordinated population forecast for Hood River County and the Cities of Cascade Locks and Hood River, conduct a cultural and historical resources survey of the proposed expansion area, conduct a wetlands delineation on the proposed site, and prepare a traffic impact analysis. APG coordinated and presented the results of all these efforts to local and state agencies. The project also involved extensive coordination with the Columbia River Gorge Commission and its staff.