Morning Press Is Clark County addicted to growth Best piece of pie

first_imgWill the mild weather continue? Check our local weather coverage.In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories of the long holiday weekend:Is Clark County addicted to growth?David McDonald remembers when it took 20 to 25 minutes in 1990 to drive from the Northeast 179th Street-Interstate 5 interchange to his downtown Portland office.“You can’t even get to the I-5 Bridge from my house in 20 minutes now,” he said. “And I leave at 5:30 in the morning.”McDonald, a Portland attorney who practices criminal law and lives in the Ridgefield area, has been a vocal critic of the way Clark County has grown and changed.“It just seems the residential developers, the building industry, over the course of the last three decades have generated a disproportionate amount of growth and have consumed a great portion of land that could otherwise go to economic development,” he said.Read more about growth in the county.State looks to improve 500 and Fourth Plain, Clark County’s busiest intersectionClark County’s highest-volume intersection is getting some planning attention, but no immediate construction dollars to ease chronic congestion.last_img read more