BOARDMAN -- A plan for how the Umatilla Chemical Depot land should be used after the Army is gone is scheduled for a vote today.
The Umatilla Army Depot Reuse Authority meets from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Port of Morrow, 2 Marine Drive, Boardman.
It plans to vote on a final version of what essentially is a zoning plan for the depot. The draft includes using 7,421 acres for military training and 5,613 acres for wildlife refuge. About 1,794 acres would be used for industrial uses and 1,348 acres at the junction of Interstates 82 and 84 would be used for commercial or industrial uses.
In addition, the agency is considering zoning 655 acres near Irrigon for agriculture, with the intention of exchanging the acreage for land within Irrigon's urban growth boundary to meet Irrigon's interest in developing additional industrial land there.
The plan would next need to be approved by the Department of Defense and Housing and Urban Development.