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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, March 9, 2017
Allison Osterberg, Senior Planner, Resource Stewardship Department, (360)754-3355 ext. 7011, or email at osterba@co.thurston.wa.us

Public Comments Sought on Proposed Comprehensive Plan Docket Amendments
Proposed changes available on Thurston County website

​OLYMPIA - Thurston County is seeking public comment on a preliminary list of Comprehensive Plan Amendments for 2017/2018, called the annual Docket.

The Preliminary Docket is a list of proposed changes to the Thurston County Comprehensive Plan (RCW 36.70A.470). The final 2017/2018 Comprehensive Plan Docket may be a priority docket. Lower priority amendments may be deferred or removed from the docket by the Board of County Commissioners due to policy direction, budget availability, and staffing constraints.

Proposed general plan amendments include:

  • Required periodic update to the Comprehensive Plan
  • A Prairie Habitat Conservation Plan
  • Required update to the Shoreline Master Program
  • Annual amendment to the Capital Facilities Plan
  • Development of policies related to the Voluntary Stewardship Program
  • Review of the Nisqually Subarea Plan
  • Updates to the Grand Mound Subarea Plan and design guidelines
    Review of the transfer of development rights program and policies
    Development of urban forest policies

The Preliminary Docket also includes:

  • A site-specific comprehensive plan land use plan amendment in the rural county (Toft/Spooner)
  • A land use plan amendment for the Evergreen State College that includes the creation of standards for an institutional zoning district
  • A policy amendment from Lakeside Industries to amend the Nisqually Subarea plan to permit the use of Recycled Asphalt in the production of new asphalt
  • A policy amendment to review the 100-acre maximum project size for Planned Rural Residential Developments (PRRD), or cluster developments, in the rural county (Barnett)

You can view the full list of proposals under the 2017/2018 Comprehensive Plan Docket heading at:

http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/planning/comp-plan/comp-plan-changes.htm. You may also pick up a printed copy of the proposed docket amendments from the County's Permit Assistance Center (PAC). The PAC is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Please submit your written comments, by no later than 5 p.m. March 23, 2017, via email to Allison Osterberg, osterba@co.thurston.wa.us
You may also submit them by mail to:
Thurston County Resource Stewardship Department
C/O Allison Osterberg, Senior Planner
2000 Lakeridge Dr SW
Olympia, WA 98502

Citizens who are deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing or speech impaired may use the statewide relay system to reach Thurston County offices and departments to conduct their business telephonically. Relay users can dial 711 (or 1-800-833-6388) to connect with Washington Relay.



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3