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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, December 26, 2019
Ian Lefcourte, Associate Planner, Community Planning and Economic Development Department, (360) 786-5505 or email at

Public Hearing Scheduled for Amendments to Preliminary Plat Extensions
Public are invited to comment on proposed amendments to the Thurston County Code

​OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, January 7, at 3 p.m. to accept public testimony on proposed amendments to the county development code. The proposal would make nonphased subdivision projects eligible for a one-time, 3-year extension. The current code limits those projects to a one-time, 1-year extension. Phased subdivision projects would be eligible for a 2-year extension for each phase of the project (up to a maximum of 10 years total). If adopted, Chapters 18.08 and 18.12 of the Thurston County Code would be amended to change the structure and length of preliminary plat extensions. The proposal does not include changes to the process for approving preliminary plat extensions.

What: Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments for Preliminary Plat Extensions
When: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Time: 3 p.m., or soon thereafter
Where: County Courthouse, Building 1, Room 280, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia, 98502

Detailed information about the proposal is available on the county website at:

If you are unable to provide spoken testimony, you may submit written comments no later than 3 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, to Ian Lefcourte, Associate Planner,, or hand deliver or mail them to:

Thurston County Community Planning and Economic Development
ATTN: Ian Lefcourte, Associate Planner
Thurston County Courthouse
Building 1, 2nd Floor, Building Development Center
2000 Lakeridge Drive SW
Olympia, WA 98502

Disability Accommodations:  Room 280 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