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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Contact:
Jeremy Davis, Associate Planner, 360-754-3355 x 7010 or davisj@co.thurston.wa.us

Public Hearing Set Regarding Amendments to the Thurston County Comprehensive Plan.


OLYMPIA -- The Thurston County Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on March 10th regarding proposed changes to the Thurston County Comprehensive Plan for the Rocky Prairie/Maytown Land Use Evaluation project. The changes affect the land use and zoning of approximately 2,423 acres generally located east of Tilley Road South and approximately 1.5 miles east of Maytown, in southeastern Thurston County. The proposed changes are part of the 2009 Comprehensive Plan Amendments for the Thurston County Comprehensive Plan.

Area 1 includes approximately 1,609 acres owned by the Port of Tacoma, Todd and Laurie Batten, and the McIntosh Family Estate. The proposed amendment consists of changing the land use designation from Rural Resource Industrial and Rural Residential and Resource One Dwelling Unit per Five Acres to Rural One Dwelling Unit per Twenty Acres.

Area 2 includes approximately 809 acres owned by the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife for the West Rocky Prairie preserve, which contains rare Puget Sound prairie and Oregon white oak habitat. The proposed amendment consists of changing the land use designation and zoning from Rural Resource Industrial and Rural Residential Resource One Dwelling Unit per Five Acres to Public Parks, Trails and Preserves.

The public hearing will begin at 7:00 pm, March 10th at the Thurston County Courthouse Complex, 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW, Olympia, WA 98502 in Room 152 of Building One. Written comments may be submitted in lieu of testimony. Please submit written testimony to Thurston County Planning, Attention: Jeremy Davis, until 4:00 P.M. on the 10th. More information is available in hard copy at the Thurston County Permit Assistance Center or online at http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/planning/rocky_prairie/rocky_prairie_home.htm

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County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3