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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, June 29, 2017
Contact:
Jeremy Davis, Senior Planner-Resource Stewardship Department, (360) 754-3355 ext. 7010 or davisj@co.thurston.wa.us

Public Hearing Scheduled to Amend Impervious Surface Limits in the Residential Sensitive Resource Zoning District
Public are invited to comment on proposed amendment of impervious surface standards

OLYMPIA – The Thurston Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, July 11, at 3:00 p.m., or soon thereafter, to take public testimony on amending the impervious surface standards in the Residential Sensitive Resource zoning district in the Tumwater Urban Growth Area. 

What: Public Hearing on Impervious Surface Standards in the Residential Sensitive Resource Zoning District in the Tumwater UGA
When: Tuesday July 11, 2017 
Time: 3:00 p.m., or soon thereafter
Where: Thurston County Courthouse, Building One, Room 280 at 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW in Olympia, 98502

You can view more detailed information about the proposal and the full text of the proposed ordinance on the Thurston Planning website

Background:
Thurston County adopted an amendment in December 2016 to amend the impervious surface standards in the Residential Sensitive Resource 2-4 Dwelling Unit per Acre Zoning District in the Tumwater Urban Growth Area Zoning Ordinance (Title 22) as part of the Low Impact Development Standard updates.  

During the implementation, it was found that the newly adopted standard did not account for larger lots found in this zoning district in the unincorporated area of the Tumwater Urban Growth Area. The City of Tumwater completed its review on April 18, 2017.  

The Board of County Commissioners invites the public to participate in an informed discussion and provide public testimony at the hearing on July 11. The public may submit written comments in lieu of testimony at the hearing. 

Written comments can be emailed to Jeremy Davis, Senior Planner, at davisj@co.thurston.wa.us, or hand delivered or mailed to: 

Thurston County Resource Stewardship Department 
Land Use and Permitting
ATTN: Jeremy Davis
2000 Lakeridge Drive SW
Olympia, WA 98502

The deadline for written comments is 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. The Board of County Commissions may choose to direct staff to bring a final ordinance forward for adoption after the public hearing, or they may request that staff make changes. The Commissioners will make their final decision after any changes are made to the draft ordinance in response to the public hearing. 

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County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3