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Clark County is the second-fastest growing county in the State of Washington, with Ridgefield being in FIRST place for net population gain, making it the fastest growing city in Washington State! As of 2024, the city’s population has increased by 63.03% since the 2020 census, representing an annual growth rate of 10.7%. From a longer-term perspective, between 2000 and 2022, Ridgefield had an average annual population growth rate of 23.32%, with the overall population growing by 512.95% during this period.

Ridgefield residents enjoy all the urban and cultural amenities of Portland’s metro area, a low crime rate, lower cost of living and easy access to the Columbia River and its many Ports. With proximity to outstanding outdoor recreation, an active downtown Vancouver area, a revitalized waterfront, and various historical attractions, Ridgefield has so much to offer!

There is no corporate income tax or personal income tax in Washington, nor does Washington tax dividends, interest, or capital gains.

Drive Times: 15-minutes to downtown Vancouver, 30-minutes to downtown Portland, 20-minutes to Portland International Airport (PDX).

We are pleased to offer this current Ridgefield Portfolio of five initial North Parcels, consisting of 34.84 Acres of vacant farmland with Commercial Regional Business (CRB) & Employment (E) zoning.


The city of Ridgefield recognizes lands within their Commercial Regional Business (CRB) & Employment District (E) as a regional employment resource. Because such resources are limited, these districts are designed to conserve land for job-creating opportunities. The district substantially limits retail, commercial, and residential developments, which incrementally decrease the limited supply of vacant, buildable employment land in the city.

CRB & E designations in this district provide for a wide range of employment generating uses such as light manufacturing and processing, research and corporate offices, business and professional services, as well as supporting enterprises. The district expressly prohibits retail enterprises which cater to the general public including membership retail operations.

Some excellent examples for this designation would be; light manufacturing, research and development, office, computer and electronics manufacturing, conference center, cultural institution, specialized or vocational instruction, hospital, medical clinic or laboratory.

For more information, visit City of Ridgefield Zoning Designations: https://library.municode.com/wa/ridgefield/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=CO_TIT18DECO


EAST Parcels Portfolio

6-214198000 12 Acres/ 522,720 SF
11-214206000 20 Acres/ 871,200 SF
12-214239000 5 Acres/217,800 SF
13-214240000 5 Acres/217,800 SF
14-214241000 4.94 Acres / 215,186 SF

Land Area 46.94 Acres / 2,044,706 SF Zoning Light Industrial

SOUTH Parcels Portfolio

7-214233000 6.01 Acres/261,795 SF
8-214231000 4 Acres/174,240 SF
9-214238000 5 Acres/217,800 SF
10-214237000 5 Acres/217,800 SF
15-214202002 4.68 Acres/203,861 SF

Land Area 24.69 Acres / 1,075,496 SF Zoning Light Industrial

NORTH Parcels Portfolio

1-214225000 14.97AC
2-214228000 10.61AC
3-214224000 3.69AC
4-213957000 .96AC
5-214232000 4.61AC

34.84 Total Acres 1,517,630 Square Feet Zoned Light Industrial


In Ridgefield, Washington, a story of immigration, hard work, and philanthropy has laid the foundation for a new chapter in the community’s educational landscape. The narrative of Hank and Bernice Boschma, dairy farmers with roots deep in the Netherlands’ soil, embodies the quintessence of the American Dream. Their journey from the pastoral fields of Friesland to the establishment of Clark College at Boschma Farms in Ridgefield is a testament to their enduring legacy and the transformative power of giving back.

A Dutch Heritage

The Boschma story begins in the picturesque villages of Oppenhuizen and Tjalhuizen, nestled in the northwest of the Netherlands. Here, Hank and Bernice grew up on dairy farms, learning the value of hard work and the significance of community from a young age. Their upbringing was typical of the era and region, with education taking a backseat to the immediate needs of farming life. Yet, even in these early years, the seeds of ambition and a desire for something more were sown.

The American Dream

Hank’s journey to America in 1955 marked the beginning of the Boschma family’s American saga. After spending five years in Southern California, his return visits to the Netherlands rekindled a romance with Bernice, leading to their eventual marriage and relocation to the United States. By 1962, the Boschmas had settled in Woodland, Washington, and later moved to Ridgefield, fueled by the desire to expand their dairy enterprise, which began with 44 cows and burgeoned to 200 cows by 1979, showcasing the fruits of relentless labor and visionary entrepreneurship.

Transitioning to Philanthropy

The sale of their dairy business did not mark the end of the Boschmas’ connection to the land. Instead, it opened a new chapter, one that would see the couple transition from dairy farmers to philanthropists. In 2014, the Boschma family made a monumental decision to donate a significant portion of their land to the Clark College Foundation. This $3.12 million gift of land, combined with an additional purchase, laid the groundwork for what would become Clark College at Boschma Farms.


A Legacy Cemented

Today, the Boschmas reside on a 20-acre tract of land in Lynden, Washington. Despite stepping back from the day-to-day operations of a working farm, their passion for agriculture remains undimmed. The couple’s early experiences with Clark College, including citizenship courses that paved their way to U.S. citizenship, underscore their personal connection to the institution and their belief in its mission.

The story of Clark College at Boschma Farms is more than just a tale of land donation and educational development. It’s a narrative that spans continents and generations, encapsulating themes of perseverance, transformation, and philanthropy. The Boschmas’ journey from dairy farmers in the Netherlands to foundational figures in the educational landscape of Washington State serves as an inspiring reminder of the impact one family can have on the future of a community. As Ridgefield looks toward the growth and opportunities that Clark College at Boschma Farms will bring, it does so with the knowledge that this future was made possible by the vision and generosity of Hank and Bernice Boschma.

A Vision for the Future

Clark College at Boschma Farms stands as a beacon of opportunity for the Ridgefield community and surrounding areas. The campus, born from the Boschma family’s generosity and vision, is poised to serve as a hub for higher education and community growth. It represents not just a physical space for learning but a commitment to providing access to education in an underserved region.


In the heart of Washington State, a groundbreaking development is underway that promises to transform the educational landscape and stimulate economic growth in Ridgefield and beyond. Clark College at Boschma Farms is not just another satellite campus; it’s a beacon of innovation, collaboration, and community development. This ambitious project, backed by significant funding and strategic planning, is poised to usher in a new era of opportunities for the region.

A Vision Coming to Life

Thanks to the Washington Legislature’s allocation of $53.2 million from the capital budget, alongside an additional $1.5 million in federal earmarks for an advanced manufacturing center, Clark College at Boschma Farms is transitioning from a vision into reality. With groundbreaking activities already in the rearview and the first building slated to open its doors in 2024, the campus is on a fast track to becoming a pivotal educational hub.

Advanced Manufacturing Center: The Jewel in the Crown

The planned 61,000 square-foot advanced manufacturing center stands as the project’s crown jewel. This state-of-the-art facility will house cutting-edge programs in robotics, computer science, waterjet 3D printing, and more, drawing in 200 students at its inauguration. The center is a clear indicator of the campus’s commitment to providing future-focused education that aligns with industry needs and trends.

Fueling Regional Economic Development

Clark College at Boschma Farms is the result of years of collaborative effort among regional businesses, political leaders, and the public. Nestled on nearly 70 acres in a region identified as a strong growth area, the campus is strategically positioned to serve North Clark County and its neighbors. This long-term investment is expected to catalyze economic development, attract new businesses, and meet the burgeoning educational and job training needs of the community.

Meeting the Needs of Tomorrow, Today

The campus will initially feature a 70,000-square-foot building, with plans to expand up to five more structures over the next 50 years. This phased development approach ensures the college can adapt and respond to the evolving educational and professional training needs of the region. From manufacturing and technical courses to health and science labs, the campus will offer a broad spectrum of programs designed to equip students with the skills required in today’s job market.

A Story of Philanthropy and Strategic Planning

The realization of Clark College at Boschma Farms owes much to philanthropic gestures and astute land acquisitions. The campus site, acquired significantly below its valued price, underscores the power of community and philanthropy in achieving transformative educational goals. This strategic planning extends beyond the educational facilities, with the Clark College Foundation planning to introduce commercial retail buildings, further enhancing the area’s economic landscape.

Expanding Access to Education

Situated at a strategically advantageous location near Interstate 5, the campus is set to provide unprecedented access to higher education and vocational training for an underserved population. By filling this educational void, Clark College at Boschma Farms is not just expanding the horizons for individuals; it’s uplifting entire communities.

A Catalyst for Regional Transformation

Clark College at Boschma Farms embodies the synergy between education, community, and economic development. As this project progresses, it’s clear that its impact will resonate far beyond the confines of the campus. By fostering an environment conducive to learning, innovation, and growth, Clark College at Boschma Farms is setting a precedent for how educational institutions can serve as catalysts for regional transformation.

As we watch this project unfold, there’s a palpable sense of anticipation for the opportunities it will bring. Clark College at Boschma Farms is more than just a campus; it’s a cornerstone for the future prosperity of Ridgefield and beyond.


Ridgefield, Washington, is on the cusp of a significant transformation, with the Pioneer Street Extension Project marking a pivotal moment in its evolution from a quaint bedroom community to a burgeoning full-service city. This development is not just about enhancing road connectivity; it’s about reshaping the community’s economic, educational, and recreational landscape.

The Catalyst of Change: Pioneer Street Extension Project

At the heart of this transformation is the Pioneer Street Extension Project, extending Pioneer Street eastward and introducing a new roundabout that connects to S. 5th Street, eventually becoming a segment of S Union Ridge Parkway (Ridgefield Roundtable). This infrastructure development is crucial, serving as the arterial connection from I-5 to existing and future commercial, industrial, and educational hubs, including the advanced manufacturing center at Clark College’s Boschma Farms. The project promises increased traffic mobility, safer road systems, and enhanced pedestrian access, setting the stage for comprehensive community development.

Commercial Expansion: Union Ridge Town Center and Beyond

The commercial landscape of Ridgefield is poised for substantial growth. The Union Ridge Town Center, with anticipated anchors such as Costco and In-N-Out Burger, is expected to draw consumers not just from Ridgefield but also from surrounding regions​[i]​. Beyond retail, the development includes plans for 14 additional commercial sites, potentially housing a range of services and eateries to cater to the community’s diverse needs.

Further developments such as the Tri-Mountain Station on the east side of I-5 and the Hillhurst Commercial Center are indicative of Ridgefield’s broader vision. These projects aim to introduce a mix of retail, hospitality, and neighborhood services, designed to be pedestrian-friendly and integrated into the community’s fabric​[ii]​.

Educational and Recreational Developments

Education and recreation are integral to Ridgefield’s future, with Clark College at Boschma Farms set to offer higher education opportunities to the region. This addition is part of a larger educational infrastructure aiming to support the community’s long-term growth.

Recreational developments, too, are on the horizon, promising to enrich the community’s quality of life. The Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex (RORC) and plans for a new YMCA along Pioneer Street underscore the city’s commitment to providing spaces for health, wellness, and community engagement.

Embracing the Future

Ridgefield’s transformation is underpinned by a vision that embraces growth while maintaining the city’s unique identity. From the Pioneer Street Extension facilitating critical connectivity to the development of commercial centers and educational institutions, Ridgefield is setting a precedent for how cities can evolve to meet the needs of their residents.

As these projects come to fruition, Ridgefield stands on the threshold of a new era. It’s an era marked by increased accessibility, economic vitality, and a commitment to enhancing the lives of its community members. The future of Ridgefield, particularly around the Pioneer Street Corridor extension, is bright, offering a blueprint for sustainable, integrated urban development that other cities might well look to emulate.

[1] Ridgefield Roundtable. “Pioneer Street Extension Project.” https://ridgefieldroundtable.org/pioneer-street-extension-project

[1] The Reflector “Development, plans turning Ridgefield from bedroom to full-service city.” https://www.thereflector.com/stories/development-plans-turning-ridgefield-from-bedroom-to-full-service-city,274662

[1] The Reflector. “State of the City: what does Ridgefield’s future look like?” https://www.thereflector.com/stories/state-of-the-city-what-does-ridgefields-future-look-like,265847


This offering is being conducted exclusively by Andrew Arroyo Real Estate (AARE), with Jim West acting as exclusive real estate advisor to the Boschma family. All questions and inquires should be directed to Jim West and his team. They will be available to assist prospective investors with review of the offering. On-site inspections of the properties and tours of the market area can be arranged directly with Jim, upon advanced notice.

Buyer will be required to execute a non-disclosure agreement for specific property information. Offers should include, at a minimum, the following:

  • Purchase price and desired closing date;
  • Source of capital, both equity and debt, for the transaction;
  • Amount of earnest money deposit;
  • Detailed schedule of due diligence and requisite approval process

Please address offers to the following:

Jim West, Managing Broker 360.233.3048



10000 NE 7th Avenue, Suite 400 | Vancouver, WA 98685

AARE expressly reserves the right, at their sole discretion, to reject any and all expressions of interest or offers to purchase the property and to terminate discussions with any person or entity reviewing this offering memorandum or making an offer to purchase the property unless and until a written agreement for the purchase and sale of the Property has been fully executed and delivered.

In no event shall a prospective purchaser have any other claims against Seller, AARE, any of their affiliates, any of their respective officers, directors, shareholders, owners, employees, or agents for any damages, liability or causes of action relating to this solicitation process, or the marketing or sale of the Property.

Buyers shall acknowledge receipt of the Laws of Real Estate Agency.

JIM WEST is a licensed real estate managing broker with AARE. In 2008, Jim established his Commercial Real Estate practice in Southwest Washington. His mission was to assist local Business Owners and Entrepreneurs accelerate their business success. Over his extensive career, he has helped many clients unravel the mysteries of Commercial Leasing and guide in the transition from leasing to owning business property, building more wealth. He also adds Commercial Property Management to his service offerings.
Jim has worked primarily with busy professionals; CPA’s, Insurance Offices, Attorneys, Medical & Dental Practitioners, Engineering Firms, and Local Contractors who would often struggle with the time requirements involved in making such a transition. Seeing a need to help ease the unexpected struggles and educate, he partnered with Northwest Business Development Association to create a free education series called “Commercial Property 101 – Stop Leasing and Own Your Business Property”. This workshop focus afforded him to become well versed across three primary segments of the industry; retail, office and small light industrial buildings, working as Tenant and Buyer Representation.
One of his most comprehensive projects was that of assisting a local Dentist acquire a parcel in front of a Walmart, located in one of the busiest transportation corridors in our community. Jim remained alongside during the construction and development process, then provided leasing services to 100% occupancy with both national and regional tenants. The entire process spanned three and a half years.
Jim spent his first nine years with Coldwell Banker Commercial, three years with Zenith Properties, another three years with Wise Move RE. His license is now with AARE as a Managing Broker Mentor and Wise Move Property Management.

An extensive component of Jim’s marketing efforts has been to maintain a highly visible presence in the local business and non-profit community. Much of what drives Jim is the desire to help others succeed.
His mindset has been recognized by his peers and the community, voting him Clark County’s “Best In Business” for the past nine years.

Commercial Real Estate Credentials: Licensed Washington Real Estate Broker
National Association of Realtors Washington Association of Realtors Clark County Association of Realtors

Area Served: Washington State

Jim West, Managing Broker Jim West Commercial Real Estate Andrew Arroyo Real Estate (AARE) Wise Move Property Management
www.jimwestcommercialre.com www.aare.com