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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, April 23, 2018

Planning Commission Hearing on the Spooner (Toft) Land Use Plan Amendment and Redesignation
This request is Docket Item 12 on the 2018/19 Official Comprehensive Plan Amendment Docket

​OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to accept public comment on the Spooner (Toft) Land Use Plan Amendment and Redesignation on Wednesday, May 2. The applicant is requesting a site-specific Comprehensive Plan land use amendment and associated zoning redesignation for the five-acre site, located at 8025 Yelm Highway SE, on the corner of Yelm Highway and Spurgeon Creek Road.

What:    Public Hearing on Land Use Plan Amendment and Redesignation
When:   Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Time:    7:00 p.m. or soon thereafter
Where: Thurston County Courthouse Complex, Room 152 at 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW, Olympia, WA, 98502

The request would change the land use and zoning from McAllister Geologically Sensitive Area (MGSA) to Neighborhood Convenience District (NC). Approximately 1.25 acres of the five-acre property is already designated as NC.

The Planning Commission is considering redesignating the five-acre site as Rural Commercial Center (RCC), and whether or not to expand the RCC designation to the two adjacent properties on the east side of Spurgeon Creek Road. Both properties are currently designated as NC and are approximately 1.07 acres total.

Written comments must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on May 2, 2018, and can be emailed to Krosbie Carter, Associate Planner, at carterk@co.thurston.wa.us, hand delivered, or mailed to:

Thurston County Community Planning & Economic Development Department
C/O Krosbie Carter, Associate Planner
2000 Lakeridge Dr SW
Olympia, WA 98502

The Planning Commission will hold a work session at the conclusion of the hearing and may act on the request during this time, or any scheduled meeting thereafter.

Room 152 is equipped with an assistive listening system and is wheelchair accessible. 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.


County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3