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Thurston County, Washington

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Community Planning and Economic Development

Next Action: Draft Introduction, Archaeologic and Historic Resources chapters, and Appendices A,C, and D are available for review. Scroll down to read the summary using the icon links or read the entire chapter.

View the draft chapter release schedule.

3 Things You Can Do Now

  1. Submit a comment using a short survey.
  2. Request a presentation for your group or contact staff:
  3. View the 2023 survey results.

Project Name: Thurston 2045

Thurston County is updating its comprehensive plan. The 20-year growth plan and policy document for unincorporated Thurston County guides:

  • Future land use.
  • Housing.
  • Economic development.
  • Population and employment growth.
  • Natural resource protection.
  • Capital facilities.

Comprehensive Plan Chapter Updates

Click the icons below to learn more about each chapter of the Comprehensive Plan Update.

Chapters Ready for Review

Provide feedback using the Thurston 2045 survey link. You can also download the Tracked Changes Word Document to provide detailed feedback and upload it with your survey response.

Appendix A: Thurston County History

Appendix C: Descriptions of Related Plans, Studies, and Regulations

Appendix D: List of Plan Amendments

Project Information


Date & Time Location Topic
Jun 12, 3:00 pm Local Good Governance Coalition Update
Mar 14, 3:00 pm Local Good Governance Coalition Update
Jan 18, 12:00 pm West Olympia Business Association Overview presentation
  1. Late 2022-Early 2023
    Decide the scope and what to include in the update.
  2. March 2023-March 2024
    Initial outreach to the community, draft updates, and internal review. 
  3. March-December 2024
    Thurston County community and Planning Commission review.
  4. January-December 2025
    Thurston County community and Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) review.
  5. December 2025
    BoCC will make a final decision.