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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Contact:
Scott McCormick, Associate Planner, 360-754-3355 x 6372

Thurston Commissioners Hold Hearing on Changes to the Development Code


OLYMPIA -- The Thurston County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing March 6th regarding proposed changes to the Thurston County Development Code.

Agritourism Overlay District / Wineries and Breweries (item A-9 of the 2009 / 2010 Development Code Docket). This proposed change to Title 20 would create an Agritourism Overlay District (AOD) primarily in South Thurston County in order to create economic alternatives to farmland conversion, encourage rural tourism and promote local agriculture.

The public hearing will begin at 5:30 pm March 6th in Room 280 of Building One at the Thurston County Courthouse Complex, 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW, Olympia, WA 98502. Written comments may be submitted in lieu of testimony. Please submit written testimony to Thurston County Resource Stewardship, Attention: Scott McCormick, until 4:00 P.M. on the 6th. More information is available online at http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/planning/docket/docket_home.htm or at the Thurston County Permit Assistance Center.



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County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3