Public Access is Closed to MOST County Facilities Due to COVID-19.

In response to Governor Inslee's Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order and Safe Start Plan, Thurston County continues to operate under an essential services model. This is in effect
until Thurston County enters Phase 3 of the Safe Start Plan. Courts and other elected offices may operate under different hours or restrictions.

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Proposed Land Use Amendment for Evergreen State College

On November 12, 2019, the Thurston Board of County Commissioners voted to amend the land use and associated zoning of The Evergreen State College, roughly 999 acres located at 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW in Olympia WA.

The site is currently used as a public higher-education institution. The land use and zoning was amended to "Major Educational Institution"; new zoning standards were also added to Title 20 to implement this new land use. The previous land use and zoning was Rural Residential Resource one unit per 5 acres (RRR 1/5).

This amendment was reviewed and adopted with the core items of the Thurston County Comprehensive Plan Periodic Update. (Resolution 15836 and Ordinance 15837)