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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Maya Teeple, Associate Planner, Community Planning and Economic Development, (360)786-5578 or email at 

County to Host Open House on Proposed Land Use Amendment for The Evergreen State College
The public is invited to an informational open house on Tuesday, October 9

OLYMPIA –The Thurston County Community Planning and Economic Development department will hold an informational open house on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm on a proposed land use amendment and associated rezone of The Evergreen State College campus. The public will have the opportunity to comment on the proposal during a Planning Commission hearing for the Comprehensive Plan Update in late 2018.


What:  Open House on land use amendment for The Evergreen State College
When:  Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: McLane Fire Department, 125 Delphi Rd. NW  Olympia, WA 98502


The Evergreen State College requested an amendment to their current land use designation, Rural Residential Resource 1/5. The request is to change the current land use designation to a new institutional zone that reflects the current land use, which is an existing public college. The Comprehensive Plan identifies an institutional land use designation for Evergreen State College, but the County does not currently map any of this designation, or have development standards in place. The proposed change would allow the college greater flexibility to plan for development of the campus, consistent with its current use.

Thurston County is drafting development standards for an institutional land use designation that could be applied to The Evergreen State College or other higher education institutions. The public will have the opportunity to comment on any proposed map changes and development standards, as part of the Comprehensive Plan Update, in late 2018.

For more detailed information about the proposed land use and zoning amendment for The Evergreen State College, visit:

Disability Accommodations

To request disability accommodations, contact Maya Teeple at (360)786-5578 or at least five days prior to the meeting. Persons with speech or hearing disabilities may call via Washington Relay:  711 or 800-833-6388.


County Commissioners:

John Hutchings
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3