OLYMPIA - Thurston County is one of the fastest growing areas in Washington State, and state estimates indicate that by 2040 our population could increase by more than 100,000 people. How will this growth affect where Thurston County residents of the future live, work, and play? How will those changes affect our roads, farms, forests, public facilities, and natural environment?
Thurston County plans to address those questions with updates to its Comprehensive Plan, but citizen involvement is needed. The County's Long Range Planning division is holding two open houses in March to share information about the plan update and engage with the public about their visions for Thurston County over the next 20 years.
What: Open Houses for Thurston County Comprehensive Plan Update
When & Where: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thurston County Courthouse, Building 1, Room 152
2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW
Olympia, WA 98502
Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Thurston County Emergency Coordination Center
9521 Tilley Rd SW
Olympia, WA 98512
The same information will be available at both meetings, and people can drop in at any time during the meetings.
The Comprehensive Plan describes the long-term vision, goals, and policies that guide growth in the County. Elements of the Comprehensive Plan cover land use, housing, transportation, economic development, natural resources, environment and more. Thurston County is updating its Comprehensive Plan, as required under state Growth Management rules (RCW 36.70A).
Community involvement is key, and there will be many opportunities for the public to provide input and feedback throughout the planning process in 2018. For more information regarding the Comprehensive Plan Update, visit www.thurston2040.com
To request disability accommodations call the Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator at least three days prior to the meeting at 360-786-5440. Persons with speech or hearing disabilities may call via Washington Relay: 711 or 800-833-6388.