Grand Mound and Rochester are rural communities in southwest Thurston County. Grand Mound was established as an Urban Growth Area (UGA) in 1995 as a means to curb urban sprawl. Development is concentrated within the 950 acre UGA, while areas outside are reserved for rural use. Rochester is a 9,500 acre subarea. In 1996, separate development and zoning plans were adopted as Subarea Plans to address the unique needs of each community. Subarea Plans are long range plans dedicated to achieving the community’s vision and goals for a specific area of the County. Those plans are being updated now as part of the County's Comprehensive Plan Update.
Grand Mound ResourcesComment on Grand Mound Traffic & Roads | Grand Mound Survey | Map of the Area (PDF) | Map of the Zoning (PDF) | Open House Tour | Transportation Study by Thurston County Public Works | 1996 Plan (PDF) | 1998 Development Guidelines (PDF) | 2009 Development Plan & Outreach by Chehalis Tribes (PDF) | 2012 Water System Plan by Thurston County Public Works
Rochester Resources1996 Rochster Plan (PDF) | 2017-2019 Main Street Rochester Study by Thurston Regional Planning Council | Stormwater Projects by Thurston County Stormwater Utility