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. 

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.

Adopted Plan 


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**The project timeline is tenatitive and subject to change.

​Project Updates

  • November 11, 2022 - The Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Monday, December 5, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. to receive public testimony on the 2023-2028 Thurston County Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The CIP is Appendix G of the Thurston County Comprehensive Plan. The CIP is updated annually to provide information on planned capital facilities projects for the coming six years. You can view the 2023-2028 Capital Improvement Program document in the Document Center. A PDF copy of the legal notice is also available in the Document Center below. 
    • To submit an emailed comment, please visit the Public Participation Opportunity section below and follow the link.
    • To submit a mailed comment, please mail to Andrew Boughan, Associate Planner, Community Planning and Economic Development, Building 1,2nd Floor, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia WA 98502.

​Public Participation Opportunity 

Thank you for your interest in the CPA-4 - Capital Improvement Plan docket item. If you would like to participate in the public process, please click Comment on the Proposed Changes to the County's Capital Improvement Program to provide comments on this proposal.

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