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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, December 7, 2017
Jeremy Davis, Senior Planner, Resource Stewardship Department,

Public Comment Sought on Proposed Development Regulation Changes
Proposed changes now available on the Thurston County website

​OLYMPIA –   Citizens can now review and provide written comments on the proposed changes to the 2018-2019 Preliminary Development Code Docket for Thurston County through Friday, January 5, 2018 at 5 p.m.

What: Public Comment Period on 2018-19 Preliminary Development Code Docket
When: Comment Period Ends January 5, 2018 at 5:00
How: Send Written Comments to Jeremy Davis by Email or Letter

Written comments can be emailed to Jeremy Davis, Senior Planner, at, hand delivered, or mailed to:

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

 Projects on the docket are organized into four major areas that include High Priority, Low Priority, Interjurisdictional Requests and Comprehensive Plan Periodic Update Code Amendments. Some of the proposed topics include

  • Reviewing critical areas buffer requirements and approval processes
  • Allowing more time to rebuild following the loss of a building due to an accident
  • Review of administrative variance procedures and allowed approvals
  • Ensuring consistency between sections of the development code

Residents of unincorporated Thurston County and those who may be affected by regulatory changes at the county are asked to review the preliminary docket and provide written comments about the proposals the county should address in 2018-2019.

After public review, the Thurston County Board of Commissioners will select items from the Preliminary Docket for the Official Docket.

That Official Docket then will be forwarded to the Thurston County Planning Commission for review. The Planning Commission and the Board of Commissioners will hold public hearings on the merits of the items approved for the Official Docket prior to adoption of any final regulations.
For more information, you may call Jeremy Davis at (360) 754-3355 ext. 7010 prior to December 8, 2017.  After December 8, 2017, Jeremy Davis' phone number is changing to (360) 867-2103.


County Commissioners:

John Hutchings
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3