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CFP and Capital Improvement Plan

Summary of the work

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.

What’s new: 2021-2026 Draft CIP
 This year's annual update to the 6-year CFP is underway. For more information, contact Jennifer Davis,

December 8, 2020 public hearing: The Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the draft CIP December 8, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. See the hearing notice here: BOCC Hearing Notice - CIP 12.8.2020

Comments are due to Jennifer Davis at no later than noon on December 8, 2020

Board of County Commissioner's review of the 2021-2026 CIP:

Planning Commission Review and Recommendation

Associated Documents:

Planning Commission CIP Memo - September 8, 2020

Draft Transportation Project Descriptions 

(from the separately-adopted Transportation Improvement Program)

SEPA Environmental Checklist - 2021-2026 CIP

Adopted Plan 

Capital Improvement Program 2020-2025 | 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.