Comprehensive Plan Update

​The Thurston County Planning Commission held a public hearing for the Comprehensive Plan 20-year Periodic Update on July 10, 2019. For more information about the public hearing and to review the submitted public comments, click here.

View our online open house (PDF)!


The County's Comprehensive Plan is being updated to comply with new state laws, and to accommodate population growth through the year 2040. Read the project's Scope of Work, and find draft project documents in the table below.

Key Comp Plan Issues Accessory Dwelling Units  |  Evergreen State College Land Use  |  Mineral Lands 


​These documents are the drafts for the planning commission public hearing (July 10, 2019).

To review previous drafts, please visit the Iterative Drafts webpage.

Cover, Title Page,
and Table of Contents

Cover and Title Page (PDF)

Table of Contents (PDF)

Chapter 1

Draft Introduction - Clean (PDF)

Draft Introduction - Redline (PDF)

Map I-1: Unincorporated Lands (PDF)

Map I-2: Physiography (PDF)

​Chapter 2
Land Use

Draft Chapter 2 - Land Use - Clean (PDF)

Draft Chapter 2 - Land Use - Redline (PDF)

Map L-1: Future Land Use (PDF)

Map L-3: Military Impact (PDF)

Map L-3: Noise (PDF)

Proposed Draft: NEW TCC 20.64 - Major Educational Institution (PDF)

Detailed Map of Proposed Land Use Amendment (PDF)


For more about the proposed land use amendment for Evergreen State College, click here.

​Chapter 3
Natural Resources

​Draft Chapter 3 - Natural Resource Lands - Clean (PDF)

Draft Chapter 3 - Natural Resource Lands - Redline (PDF)

Map N-1 - Long Term Agriculture and Long Term Forestry (PDF)

Map N-3 - Mineral Resource Inventory (AESI, 2017) (PDF)

No updates being considered at this time: Map M-43 - Designated Mineral Resource Lands (PDF)

​Chapter 4

Draft Chapter 4 - Housing - Clean (PDF)

Draft Chapter 4 - Housing - Redline (PDF)

​Chapter 5

​Draft Chapter 5 - Transportation - Clean (PDF)

Draft Chapter 5 - Transportation - Redline (PDF)

Maps T1-T10: Transportation Maps (PDF)

​Chapter 6
Capital Facilities

Draft Chapter 6 - Capital Facilities Clean (PDF)

Draft Chapter 6 - Capital Facilities Redline (PDF)

​Chapter 7

​Draft Chapter 7 - Utilities - Clean (PDF)

Draft Chapter 7 - Utilities - Redline (PDF)

Map U-1: Water & Sewer (PDF)

​Chapter 8
Economic Development

​Draft Chapter 8 - Economic Development - Clean (PDF)

Draft Chapter 8 - Economic Development - Redline (PDF)

​Chapter 9
Environment, Recreation & Open Space

Chapter 9 - Environment, Recreation and Open Space - Clean​ (PDF)

​Chapter 9 - Environment, Recreation and Open Space - Redline (PDF)

Map E-1: Water Resource Inventory Areas(PDF)

Map E-2: Public Lands (PDF)

Map E-3: Open Space (PDF)

​Chapter 10
Archaeological & Historic Resources

Draft Chapter 10 - Archeological & Historic Resources - Clean (PDF)

Draft Chapter 10 - Archeological & Historic Resources - Redline (PDF) 

Map H-1: Historic(PDF)

​Chapter 11
No updates being considered at this time. View the most recently adopted health chapter (PDF).
​Chapter 12

Draft Chapter 12 - Amendments - Clean (PDF)

Draft Chapter 12 - Amendments - Redline (PDF)

​Chapter 13

Draft Chapter 13 - Glossary - Redline (PDF)

Draft Chapter 13 - Glossary - Clean(PDF)

​Chapter 14

Draft Appendices A-F - Redline (PDF)

Draft Appendices A-F - Clean (PDF)