Morning Press: Vancouver development; Washougal protest; E-bikes

first_imgClark County isn’t expecting a white Christmas, but what are the chances of a wet Christmas? Check our local weather coverage.In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories from the weekend:Vancouver development: Planes, cranes and a growing cityEvery big project has crane issues. But there’s one unique hurdle the current crop of Vancouver cranes have to contend with: Pearson Field. The proximity of the airfield creates project-altering building heights over downtown, forcing builders to plan ahead, adapt and sometimes arrive at expensive compromises to get the job done.The single-runway municipal airfield is located on the east side of Interstate 5, next to downtown Vancouver. The city has owned the airport since 1947, while the airport has been in continuous operation since 1905. The National Park Service manages the Fort Vancouver National Site, which includes the western section of the runway. The park service has a 40-year lease with the city, which operates the airfield. The lease was signed in 2011.The airport enjoys historical significance and contemporary popularity, but its urban location — and proximity to the much larger Portland International Airport — means that planes taking off and landing at Pearson are limited to one flight path on the airport’s west side: straight over downtown Vancouver.Read the full story: Vancouver development: Planes, cranes and a growing citylast_img

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