District Use Standards for Places of Worship Code Amendment

The Places of Worship development code amendment is a citizen-initiated amendment to current special use code regulations for Places of Worship within residential districts in the Olympia Urban Growth Area (Title 23). The applicant (Thomas Architecture Studio on behlaf of Peace Lutheran Church) requests an amendment to the Thurston County Code, Section 23.04.060(21), to revise language so that dwelling units be reviewed as an associated use, and so that associated uses be reviewed and permitted as determined by the jurisdiction, rather than as permitted by the underlying zoning district.

This item was first officially docketed by the Board of County Commissioners in 2020. It is titled "CR-5, Peace Lutheran - Amend District Use Standards for Places of Worship".

 

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​Project Updates

  • The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on this item on November 3, 2021 at 7 PM or soon thereafter.

  • The Planning Commission held a work session on the item on September 15, 2021. To view the agenda and meeting materials, visit the Planning Commission webpage.

  • The Planning Commission held a work session on the item on August 4, 2021. To view the agenda and meeting materials, visit the Planning Commission webpage.

 

​How to Participate or Submit a Comment

Submit a public comment on the proposed amendments to the Project Manager, Maya Teeple. 

 

​Document Center

Board of County Commissioners:

 

SEPA:

Draft Environmental Checklist (PDF)


Planning Commission Documents:

09152021 - PC Memo & Attachments (PDF) - Attachments include additional draft code options, Environmental Health Policy on Sewage Volumes, & additional City Comments

09152021 - PC PowerPoint (PDF)

08042021 - Thurston County YouTube Video of Planning Commission Meeting, starting at work session

08042021 - PC Memo & Attachments (PDF) - Attachments include draft code language, City of Olympia comment, and citizen application

08042021 - PC PowerPoint (PDF)

 

Informational Sheet:

Places of Worship Info Sheet (PDF)

Applicant's Submittal:

Places of Worship Application Materials (PDF)