Thurston County facilities are now open to the public with restrictions, including maintaining physical distancing of at least six feet at all times and, per the Washington State Secretary of Health’s face covering order wearing a cloth face covering or mask. If you come to county facilities, please be prepared for potentially long wait times or lines due to distancing guidelines. We continue to encourage residents to access county services online, by phone, by email, or through the use of drop boxes located outside of county buildings.
The availability of remote services vary by office and department.

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Grand Mound & Rochester Subarea Plans

Rochester Subarea Plan Update

The Board of County Commissioners held a public hearing on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

Note: This version has been updated to include Planning Commission recommended changes:

  • Update reference year to the 1996 plan.

  • Revise last sentence of last paragraph on page 2. 

  • Update information on Swede Hall with comments from the public.

 Rochester Subarea Plan Update draft 07.06.2020.pdf (DRAFT)

Planning Commission held a public hearing on the Rochester Subarea Plan update on January 8, 2020 at 7 PM at the Thurston County Courthouse.

 Rochester Subarea Plan Update draft 01.08.2020.pdf (DRAFT)

Rochester Resources
1996 Rochster Plan (PDF)   |   2017-2019 Main Street Rochester Study by Thurston Regional Planning Council   |   Stormwater Projects by Thurston County Stormwater Utility 

Grand Mound Urban Growth Area Subarea Plan Update

The Grand Mound Subarea Plan update is currently in progress. 

Click here for more information on the Grand Mound Transportation Study.

Grand Mound Resources

Comment on Grand Mound Traffic & Roads  |   Grand Mound Survey (Mar 2018)  |  Map of the Area (PDF)  |  Map of the Zoning (PDF)  |  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

Community Meetings

Were you unable to attend one of our past Open House meetings? Visit our presentations and Story Maps below to see what you missed.

 Spring 2020 Community Meeting  |  Spring 2018 Community Meeting Tour   |   Fall 2018 Community Meeting Tour