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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, July 8, 2011
Jeremy Davis 360-754-3355 ext. 7010
Scott Clark, 360-709-3005

Public Hearing on Extension of the Thurston County Subdivision Moratorium

OLYMPIA - The Thurston Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, July 12th regarding the proposed extension of the Subdivision Moratorium. The hearing will take place at 5:30 P.M. in Room 280 in the Thurston County Courthouse at the address below.

Comments may be submitted to:
Jeremy Davis, Senior Planner
Email: davisj@co.thurston.wa.us
Address:2000 Lakeridge Drive
Building 1, 2nd Floor
Olympia, WA 98502-6045

On August 1, 2005 the Board adopted Ordinance No. 13405, a moratorium temporarily prohibiting residential plats and subdivisions under Title 18 of the Thurston County Code. Still to be completed is the work program for the two areas in the Olympia Urban Growth Area including the South Olympia/Chambers moratorium area and the French Loop/Butler Cove moratorium area. These have been held under moratorium due to potential environmental constraints.

The areas in question were designated Residential 4 to 8 units per acre in 1994. This designation was intended to permit development at urban densities, and was not designed to address special environmental constraints by limiting density and restricting impervious surfaces.

For more information on the ordinance, contact Senior Planner Jeremy Davis at 360-754-3355 ext. 7010 or via email at davisj@co.thurston.wa.us, or go to www.thurstonplanning.org and click on Subdivision Moratorium.



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3