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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, October 3, 2019
Ian Lefcourte, Associate. Planner, (360) 786-5505, or email at

Public Hearing Set on Proposed Development Code Amendment for Plat Extensions
Public Hearing set for October 16, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on October 16, 2019 to take comments on the development code docket item A-17, concerning changes to the criteria for approving extensions of time for preliminary plats (subdivisions) and modifying the duration of the extension in Section 18.12.150 of the Thurston County Code (TCC). The hearing will begin at 7:00 p.m., or soon thereafter, at the Thurston County Courthouse.

What: Public Hearing – Proposed Development Code Amendment for Plat Extensions
When: Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. or soon thereafter
Where: Thurston County Courthouse, Building 1, Room 152, 2000 Lakeridge Drive, SW, Olympia

Section 18.12.150 of the Thurston County Code “Duration of approval” defines how preliminary plats (subdivisions) are submitted and approved. This includes the required criteria for approval and the amount of time available to meet the criteria. In certain situations, the county may grant extensions to preliminary plat projects, which extends the deadline for final plat approval. 

The proposed amendment would increase the maximum amount of years that could by granted through a county extension. Copies of the proposed amendments and supporting documents are available at the Thurston County Community Planning and Economic Development Department, Building Development Center, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia, Washington 98502, or online at:

Public Comments: Those wishing to testify should appear and be heard. Testimony will be accepted at the October 16, 2019 hearing. 

Written Comments: If unable to attend, written or e-mailed comments may be submitted. Comments must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on October 16, 2019. Ian Lefcourte, Associate Planner for Thurston County’s Community Planning and Economic Development Department at (360) 786-5505 or  

The public may provide comments in person during the hearing or submit them, in writing, to:
Thurston County Community Planning and Economic Development Department
Attention: Ian Lefcourte, Associate Planner
2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW, Olympia, WA 98502. 

To learn more about the Comprehensive Plan, please visit our website at and select ‘Comprehensive Plan’ under ‘Popular Topics.’ 

Disabilities Accommodations: 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:

John Hutchings
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3