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CFP and Capital Improvement Plan

The Capital Improvement Program is Thurston County government’s six-year plan of community investment projects for unincorporated areas of Thurston County. This plan ensures that the County government'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.

Project Updates

  • The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on June 2, 2021 at 7 PM or soon thereafter. A link will be posted on the Planning Commission Webpage one week before the hearing. To submit comments, email Jennifer Davis, or submit by mail to: ATTN: Jennifer Davis, Community Planning and Economic Development, 2000 Lakeridge Dr SW, Olympia WA 98502.
  • Two capital facilities are proposed to be added to the 2021-2026 Capital Improvement Program (adopted December 2020). These facilities relate to space needs for County administrative offices, as described in Chapter 6 - Capital Facilities of the Thurston County Comprehensive Plan. See the CIP Minor Amendments Summary Sheet for details on the proposals. For information on the CIP update process, contact Jennifer Davis.

Adopted Plan 

Capital Improvement Program 2021-2026 | ResolutionFact Sheet


Regulatory Reasons for the work

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.


Background / History / General Program Information 

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.

​Submit a written comment to the Project Manager, Jennifer Davis.