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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, December 27, 2019
Shannon Shula, Associate Planner, (360) 786-5474, or email at

Planning Commission to Hold Public Hearing on Rochester Subarea Plan
Public Hearing set for January 8, 2020, at 7 p.m.

​OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at 7 p.m. to accept public testimony on the proposed draft of the Rochester Subarea Plan update. To learn more about the Rochester Subarea Plan, please visit our website at and select 'Rochester Subarea Plan Update 2019.' 

What: Public Hearing on Comprehensive Plan Amendment for Rochester Subarea Plan
When: Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at 7 p.m. or soon thereafter
Where: Thurston County Courthouse, Building 1, Room 152, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia, 98502

If you are unable to provide spoken testimony, you may submit written comments no later than 4 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, to Shannon Shula, Associate Planner, at (360) 786-5474 or Comments can also be hand delivered or mailed to:

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

The Rochester Subarea Plan was last updated in 1996. In 2017, the Board of County Commissioners approved a review and update to the Rochester Subarea Plan. This draft document is the result of these planning efforts. Copies of the proposed subarea plan and supporting documents are available at the Building Development Center, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia, 98502, or online at:

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