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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Celinda Adair, Associate Planner, Community Planning & Economic Development Department at adairc@co.thurston.wa.us or (360) 867-2087

Open House on County Land-Use Planning for the Nisqually Area
Public invited to learn about the project and how to get involved.

OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Community Planning & Economic Development Department will hold an open house to provide information about the Nisqually subarea land-use plan update on Saturday, March 3rd at 10:00am.   

 What: Open House for Thurston County's Nisqually Subarea Plan Update Project
When: March 3, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., or soon thereafter, until 12:00 p.m.
Where: Nisqually Youth & Community Center, Gymnasium, 1937 Lashi St. SE, Olympia, WA 98513


The Nisqually subarea is roughly 9,000 acres of rural lands in northeastern Thurston County. The subarea includes the Nisqually Indian Reservation, the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge, and a portion of the JBLM Military Reservation.

 In the early 1990's the County worked with the community to develop a land-use plan for the Nisqually subarea. The plan was adopted in 1992 and established goals, policies, and zoning for the subarea to guide future land-use. 

Thurston County is starting the process of bringing the Nisqually subarea plan up to date. There will be many opportunities throughout the planning process for the public to get involved and provide input. Please attend the March 3rd public open house to learn more.

 For more information regarding the County's Nisqually Subarea Plan Update project, or to review the current Nisqually subarea land-use plan, go to: http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/planning/nisqually/nisqually-sub-area-plan-update.htm

Disability Accommodations:  To request disability accommodations contact the staff member listed above at least six days prior to the meeting at 360-867-2087. Persons with speech or hearing disabilities may call via Washington Relay:  711 or 800-833-6388.



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3