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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, July 5, 2012
Christy Osborn, Associate Planner, 360-754-3355 x 4465

July 10 Public Hearing on Subdivision Moratorium

OLYMPIA - The Thurston County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing regarding the renewal of Ordinance No. 13405, which established a moratorium prohibiting residential plats and subdivisions under Title 18 of the Thurston County Code. The moratorium areas are within the Olympia Urban Growth Area and are generally located in the Chambers Lake/South Olympia study area and French Loop and Butler Cove study area. The moratorium is proposed to be extended for an additional six months.

The Public Hearing will be at the following time and location:
  • Time:5:30 p.m.
  • Date:Tuesday, July 10, 2012
  • Location:Room 280 at the Thurston County Courthouse Complex, Building 1,2000 Lakeridge Dr SW, Olympia, WA 98502

In 2005, the Thurston County Board of Commissioners adopted Ordinance No. 13405, which put a temporary moratorium on residential plats and subdivisions. In January, the board adopted Ordinance No. 14700, extending the moratorium for two areas in the Olympia Urban Growth Area for six months. Unless renewed, the moratorium will expire on July 14, 2012.

More information is available at the Thurston County Permit Assistance Center at the County Courthouse, or online at www.thurstonplanning.org or by contacting Christy Osborn at osbornc@co.thurston.wa.us or (360) 754-3355 ext. 4465. To receive project updates and hearing notices, please sign up for the Planning Department's webmail by visiting the Planning Department website and clicking the "Web Mail" link at the top navigation bar.



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3