Welcome to Community Planning


The Community Planning department works with citizens and the Thurston County Board of Commissioners to update County building and land use regulations. Updates are prompted by population growth, and changes to state and federal laws. The work includes frequent meetings with a citizen advisory group called the Planning Commission. Updates are managed in accordance with principles of Washington's Growth Management Act.  Staff also coordinate some multi-department planning efforts, like the Capital Improvement Plan, flood plans and water studies and programs. 

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