The Hood River City Council and Planning Commission received an update from the consultants working on the Westside Area Concept Plan,as it nears reaching draft form and moving to public hearings this summer. Councilors and planning commissioners were told by the consulting group that they are nearing a recommendation on the scope of housing that would be more than a standard buildout but not the maximum numbers that were under consideration. In addition, they are leaning toward recommending a new north-south road connecting from Wine Country Way west of Mt. Adams Avenue to May Street. City Manager Steve Wheeler says the consultants will now go back and finalize the draft report, and it should go to the Planning Commission in July or August. City officials have been targeting getting the plan finished, expecting substantial growth in the Westside area in the coming years.