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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, September 24, 2021
Andrew Boughan, Associate Planner, Community Planning and Economic Development Department,  (360) 786-5505 or email at Andrew.Boughan@co.thurston.w

Planning Commission to Hold Public Hearing on Up Castle Land Use and Rezone Amendment

​OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 6, at 7 p.m. to accept public comment on the Up Castle Land Use and Rezone Amendment, a citizen-requested amendment to the Thurston County Comprehensive Plan. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the public hearing will be held via video conference. Meeting information will be posted on the Planning Commission webpage the week before the public hearing. Citizens must register in advance to participate.

You can view more detailed information about the proposals and the full text of the proposed ordinance on the Up Castle Land Use and Rezone Amendment webpage.

What: Public Hearings on Up Castle Land Use and Rezone Amendment
When: Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Time: 7 p.m., or soon thereafter
Where: https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/planning/Pages/pc-meetings.aspx

Written Comments: If you are unable to attend the public hearing, comments may be submitted to Andrew Boughan, Associate Planner, via email at Andrew.Boughan@co.thurston.wa.us. Comments must be received no later than 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 6. 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

The proposed amendments would change the land use and associated zoning of two parcels - totaling 33.11± acres - from the Rural Residential/Resource designation to the Rural Resource Industrial District (RRI) designation. An associated code amendment to Title 20.29 "Rural Resource Industrial" is also proposed to expand locational criteria for certain industrial uses and allow for more flexibility of vehicular access from certain road classifications.

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