The Hood River City Planning Commission found the proposed Westside Urban Renewal District conforms with the municipal comprehensive plan, and recommends the City Council adopts it. It’s the latest step toward making the district designed to assist in increasing Hood River’s housing stock a reality. Planning Commissioners spent over an hour discussing the district with City Planning Director Dustin Nilsen and urban renewal consultant Elaine Howard. Nilsen told the panel the district can provide funding to establish infrastructure to get housing built in that area, using road needs that are preventing a developer from building homes right now as an example. The vote keeps the plan on track towards adoption by the City by the end of August.