OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing to accept public comment on Development Code Docket Item A-27, Nonconforming Code Update to the Critical Areas Ordinance. You can view more detailed information about the proposal, how to comment, and the full text of the proposed ordinance on the project webpage
What: BoCC Public Hearing for Nonconforming Code Update – Critical Areas Ordinance
When: Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Time: 5:00 p.m. or soon thereafter
Where: Thurston County Courthouse, 2000 Lakeridge Dr SW, Room 280, Bldg 1, Olympia, WA 98502
How to Submit Public Comments
In-Person or Virtually: Those wishing to testify should appear in person or virtually and be heard. Testimony will be accepted at the September 27th hearing.
Written Comments: You can submit written or emailed comments if you cannot attend. Please submit your comment no later than 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 27, 2022.
Thurston County Community Planning and Economic Development
Attn: Ashley Arai
Thurston County Courthouse, Building 1, 2nd Floor
2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW
Olympia WA, 98502
The project is a county-initiated amendment and is listed as Item A-27 on the 2022-2023 Official Development Code Docket. The proposed amendments would amend Chapters 24.03 and 24.50 of the Critical Areas Ordinance (Title 24) to expand administrative review of small-scale projects associated with nonconforming uses, structures and lots that have minimal impacts to critical areas. Currently, such projects must be approved by the County Hearings Examiner, which results in additional cost and time for the applicant. The amendments would apply to all properties within unincorporated Thurston County and urban growth areas.
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.