OLYMPIA – Thurston County will hold a public open house on Tuesday, May 29 to present the two Planning Commission rural rezoning proposals and a new alternative to the rezoning proposals. The open house will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Worthington Conference Center at St. Martin 's University ( 5300 Pacific Ave. S.E. in Lacey). Written comments will be accepted, but no testimony will be taken. Staff presentations will be given regarding the various plans to provide a variety of land use densities in the unincorporated areas in compliance with the state Growth Management Act. A question and answer period will follow.
The goal of the open house is to familiarize the public with the three proposals, particularly the new alternative to rezoning, which will be considered by the Board of County Commissioners at a July 2 public hearing. Following the public hearing, the commissioners will hold work sessions to review the public comments received and to proceed toward adoption. Information regarding the proposals and the July public hearing will be posted to the rural rezoning project website as it becomes available: http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/permitting/GMA/rural-rezoning.htm.