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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, January 10, 2022
Maya Teeple, Senior Planner, Community Planning and Economic Development, (360) 545-2593 or email maya.teeple@co.thurston.wa.us 

Thurston County Board of Commissioners to Hold Public Hearing on Development Code Amendment to Standards for Places of Worship
Public invited to comment on proposed changes

​OLYMPIA –The Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, January 18, at 3 p.m. to receive public testimony on proposed amendments to development standards for Places of Worship in the Olympia Urban Growth Area. More information and the proposed amendments are available online at: https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/planning/Pages/dev-code-places-of-worship.aspx

 A video conference option will be available in addition to in-person attendance to ensure those wishing to provide testimony have every option available.

What: BoCC Public Hearing for Places of Worship Code Amendment
When: January 18, 2022, 3 p.m. or soon thereafter
Where: Thurston County Courthouse, 2000 Lakeridge Dr SW, Building 1, Room 280, , Olympia, WA 98502
Attend Virtually: Meeting information will be posted on the Board's Public Hearings Page: https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/tchome/Pages/publicmeetings.aspx
Written Comments: You can submit written comments to Maya Teeple, Senior Planner, at maya.teeple@co.thurston.wa.us no later than 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 18,  if you are unable to attend the public hearing. You can also mail or hand deliver comments to:

Thurston County Community Planning and Economic Development

Attn: Maya Teeple

Thurston County Courthouse, Building 1

2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW

Olympia WA, 98502

More information about the proposal

This proposal is a citizen-requested amendment and is listed as CR-5 on the 2020-2021 Official Development Code Docket. The proposed amendments would amend the Olympia Urban Growth Area Zoning code (Title 23) to expand where dormitories may occur within a Place of Worship, and include regulatory standards that would limit the size of dormitories associated with Places of Worship.

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