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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, May 7, 2021
Leah Davis, Associate Planner, Community Planning and Economic Development (360) 786-5582 or leah.davis@co.thurston.wa.us 

Thurston County, City of Tumwater Planning Commissions to Hold Public Hearing on  Tumwater Joint Plan Update
Public invited to comment on proposed Tumwater Joint Plan Update

​OLYMPIA –The Thurston County and City of Tumwater Planning Commissions will hold a virtual public hearing on Thursday, May 20, at 7:00 p.m. to receive public testimony on a proposal to update the Tumwater Joint Plan. The Thurston County Planning Commission will provide a link to attend the meeting a week before the public hearing on the Planning Commission Meeting Materials webpage. The link will be included in the meeting agenda.

The proposed amendments include revised background information, updated policy language, several site-specific land-use and zoning amendments, and expansion of the Airport Hazard overlay in the Tumwater Urban Growth Area and rural county.

What: Planning Commission Public Hearing for Adoption of Tumwater Joint Plan
When: Thursday, May 20, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. or soon thereafter
Attend Virtually: The Planning Commission will provide a link on their agenda, available a week before the meeting, at https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/planning/Pages/pc-meetings.aspx

Written Comments: If you are unable to attend the public hearing, you can submit written comments to Leah Davis, Associate Planner, at Leah.Davis@co.thurston.wa.us no later than 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 20, 2021. You can also mail or hand deliver comments to:

Thurston County Community Planning and Economic Development
Attn: Leah Davis, Associate Planner
Thurston County Courthouse, Building 1
2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW
Olympia WA, 98502

Background: The Growth Management Act requires counties and cities to adopt joint plans that guide development in the Urban Growth Areas. The Tumwater Joint Plan was last updated in 2009, with a minor update in 2016. More information and the proposed Tumwater Joint Plan is available online at https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/planning/Pages/comp-plan-joint-plans.aspx.

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.


County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3