Gibson shares the future vision of growth in King City


1.5 Mayor Ken Gibson 3 21 18   King City Mayor Ken Gibson joined members of the Land Use & Housing Committee in March.
   Mayor Gibson said King City will be asking Metro to bring more than 500 acres into the urban growth boundary (UGB) for future development.
   Gibson said about 300 of the 500 acres are buildable land.
   The proposed land is west of the city towards Roy Rogers Road.
   Gibson said it most likely will take some time before any dirt would be turned, but if the land is not brought into the UGB now, costs will continue to increase into the future.
   The Mayor would like to see a variety of residential development with some mixed use retail, providing multiple housing options for people of all ages.
   King City was originally a retirement community for those 55 and older, but has since expanded to include neighborhoods with families and etc.
   Its current population is more than 3,800.
   If the proposed land was brought into the UGB and developed, Gibson predicts the population of King City may hit 10,000, which still is much less than neighboring cities.  
   To see the city's concept plan, click here.