Capital Improvements 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.

Appendix G Draft

The Planning Commission held a work session on June 19, 2019 to review the document. Subsequently they held a public hearing to take public comment on the amendment to Appendix G on July 24, 2019 and held work session immediately following the public hearing. On July 24, 2019, the Planning Commission unanimously voted to recommend approval of the amendment to the 2020-2025 Capital Improvement Program (APpendix G of the comprehensive plan).  


On August 6, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. there will be a work sesion with the Board of County Commissioners to discuss the Draft 2020-2025 Capital Improvemnt Program. 

The public may submit comments regarding the proposed draft to Christina Chaput, Sr. Planner at  

STAFF DRAFT Capital Improvement Program 2020-2025

Planning Commission DRAFT Capital Improvement Program 2020-2025 

Board DRAFT Capital Improvement Program 2020-2025

DRAFT Transportation Improvement Plan 2020-2025

Adopted Plan 

Capital Improvement Program 2019-2024 | Resolution |


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.