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Thurston County Comprehensive Plan

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Project Manager:
Allison Osterberg, Senior Planner

The Comprehensive Plan describes the community’s long-term vision for unincorporated Thurston County. It contains goals and policies that guide zoning and development regulations, and addresses the state’s Growth Management Act requirements to plan for future growth, conserve natural resources, and preserve places of historic and cultural significance.

NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Open House & Planning Commission Work Session: Mineral Resource Lands & Inventory. Meeting location.

COMMENT PERIOD OPEN: The County is accepting comments on a draft classification and inventory of mineral resource lands – May 1 – May 24, 2017. Learn more.


An update of the Comprehensive Plan is now underway. Go to the Plan Update web page for:

  • Upcoming meeting dates
  • How to participate
  • Project Documents
  • Related Updates
Comprehensive Plan (Rural Thurston County)

JOINT PLANS - Bucoda, Lacey, Olympia, Rainier, Tenino, Tumwater and Yelm

SUBAREA PLANS (PDFs) - Nisqually Valley, Rochester, Grand Mound
  Propose an amendment to the plan at any time. Learn how to propose a change.

2017/2018 Comprehensive Plan Amendments

See past amendments.

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