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.

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Adopted Plan 

​Project Updates

  • The 2022-2027 Capital Improvement Program was adopted on December 17, 2021, concurrent with the budget. View the adopting resolution (PDF).

Document Center

Public Participation Plan:

  • The CIP Update follows the typical legislative process for a Comprehensive Plan Update. View the process for a comprehensive plan amendment (PDF). This process includes but is not limited to:

    • Posting information about the amendment on this web site, emailing information to interested parties, and advertising public hearings via press release and legal notice.

    • Holding open public meetings with the Planning Commission and BoCC for review.

    • Holding a Planning Commission public hearing and a BoCC public hearing for which members of the public can provide written and oral comment.

Fact Sheet:

More Program Details

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.