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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, October 23, 2020
Contact:
Andrew Boughan, Associate Planner, Community Planning and Economic Development, (360) 786-5505 or email at Andrew.Boughan@co.thurston.wa.us

Planning Commission Public Hearings Scheduled on Amendments to Chapter 20.54 TCC, Special Use Regulations


​OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Planning Commission will hold public hearings on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. to accept public comment on three docket items on the 2020-2021 Official Development Code Docket. The items are: A-20 Permitted Childcare Centers, CR-1 Resorts & Retreats Code Amendment, and CR-4 Smokehouse Code Amendment.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the public hearings will be held virtually. The Planning Commission will provide a link to connect remotely one week before the meeting at: https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/planning/Pages/pc-meetings.aspx.

What: Public Hearings on Permitted Childcare Centers, Resorts & Retreats, and Smokehouse Regulations
When: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., or soon thereafter
Where: https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/planning/Pages/pc-meetings.aspx  

You can view more detailed information about the proposals and the full text of the proposed ordinance by visiting the Development Code Docket webpage and selecting the respective project at: https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/planning/Pages/devcode.aspx.

Written Comments: If you are unable to attend, comments may be submitted to Andrew Boughan, Associate Planner, at Andrew.Boughan@co.thurston.wa.us. Comments must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 4. You can also mail comments to:
Thurston County Community Planning and Economic Development
Attention: Andrew Boughan, Associate Planner
Thurston County Courthouse, Building One
2000 Lakeridge Drive SW
Olympia, WA 98502

Background
The proposed amendments include changes to the Special Use Permit Chapter, 20.54 of the Thurston County Code (TCC), and would amend existing regulations for day-care centers and family day care providers, create two subsections and incorporate new standards for resort and retreat facilities over 100 acres, and incorporate new development standards for commercial smokehouses. 

The proposed amendments also incorporate new definitions for commercial smokehouses in 20.03 of the TCC.

Disability Accommodations: 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.

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County Commissioners:

John Hutchings
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3