Up Castle Land Use & Rezone Amendment

The Up Castle Land Use & Rezone Amendment or CP-19 is a docketed citizen initiated Comprehensive Plan Amendment that would amend the land use plan and change the land use designation from Rural Residential/Resource—One Dwelling Unit Per Five Acres (RRR 1/5) to Rural Resource Industrial (RRI) and rezone appropriately. Included within in this request is an amendment to the RRI zoning district standards in Title 20 that would broaden the locational and performance criteria for industrial uses.

Rural Resource Industrial District (RRI) zoning districts are intended provide areas where industrial activities and uses that are dependent upon agriculture, forest practices and minerals may be located. The district also allows such uses that involve the processing, fabrication, wholesaling and storage of products associated with natural resource uses.

The proposal includes two (2) contiguous parcels located at 5505 & 5641 222nd Avenue SW at the southern border of Thurston County with Lewis County. The properties are located in between Interstate 5 / Tacoma Railroad train tracks to the east and Puget Sound & Pacific Railroad train tracks to the west. 


​Understanding the Process

The Growth Management Act (GMA) requires that all comprehensive plan amendments be considered by the governing body concurrently so the cumulative effect of the various proposals can be ascertained. The Up Castle Land Use & Rezone Amendment will follow the typical planning process which involves review, public hearing and recommendation by the Planning Commission, SEPA environmental analysis, and then review and public hearing by the Board of County Commissioners. All comprehensive plan amendments will return to the Board at the end of the year in a consolidated package for a final cumulative review and action.



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

What's New:

  • September 1, 2021 -  The Planning Commission has scheduled a public hearing for October 6, 2021 at 7 PM or soon thereafter. A PDF copy of the legal notice is available under the Document Center below. This hearing will be held virtually, and the agenda and a link to remotely connect will be available on the Planning Commission webpage, one week before the hearing. The public may submit written or emailed comments on proposed rezone from Rural Residential/Resource—One Dwelling Unit Per Five Acres (RRR 1/5) to Rural Resource Industrial District (RRI) and amendments to Title 20.29 Rural Resource Industrial District. Comments must be received by October 6, 2021 by 4:00 PM. The proposed zoning map, proposed ordinance, public comment matrix, and related documents are available 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 CP-19 - Up Castle Land Use & Rezone Amendment docket item. If you would like to participate in the public process, please click Comment on the Up Castle Land Use & Rezone Amendment to provide comments on this proposal.