Capital Improvement Program
The Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is the county government’s six-year plan of community investment projects for unincorporated areas of Thurston County. The CIP is part of the Capital Facilities Plan (CFP) which ensures that the county's public facilities and services keep up with population growth. The plan is reviewed and updated annually with the County's annual budget, as Appendix G of the County’s Comprehensive Plan.
About the CIP
- The CIP is explained in the Capital Facilities Plan Fact Sheet
- It's item number CPA-4 - Capital Improvement Plan on the 2022/23 comprehensive plan docket
- Current Capital Improvement Program 2022-2027
- State Environmental Protection Act required process documents
- Planning Commission Documents
- September 21, 2022
- August 17, 2022
- Comment on proposed changes to the Capital Improvement Program
- Subscribe to our email list for occasional project updates
- View the process for a comprehensive plan amendment
More About the CIP Planning Process
The work is mandated by the Washington State Legislature through its Growth Management Act (RCW 36.70A.020) which requires county Comprehensive Plans, to plan for specific facilities and financing methods, and to make regular plan adjustments based on current budgets and community needs.
The planning document includes estimated proposed dates, costs, and methods of financing roads, bridges, sewers, parks, drinking water facilities, stormwater, garbage disposal, recycling, government and public services buildings. This plan is long-range in scope, because implementing capital improvements typically requires multi-year commitments of financial resources. The planning is also complex, requiring each department of the County to focus on projects under their jurisdiction, while coordinating with the BoCC and other County departments.