Hood River’s Urban Renewal Agency heard from City staff and consultants on their recommendation for a concept for the Heights Streetscape project. The suggested alternative is a hybrid of two other proposals that would convert the existing one-way traffic on 13th Street to two-way traffic while maintaining one-way traffic on 12th Street. 12th Street would have diagonal parking and a two-way protected bike lane and 13th Street would have a center turn lane and on-street parking on one side of the street. The intersection at 13th and May would be controlled with a roundabout and the intersection at 13th and Belmont would have a traffic signal. City Planner Dustin Nilsen noted the concept would be used to develop a preferred design along with incorporating public input from a recent open house and surveys. URA board members did express concern about whether the Oregon Department of Transportation would sign off a such a plan, as 12th and 13th are a state highway, noting they didn’t want to spend money on a plan that might not meet ODOT approval. The URA board made no decisions on the concept recommendation.