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Nisqually Sub-Area Plan Update

News & Contacts

Project Manager:
Celinda Adair, Associate Planner
adairc@co.thurston.wa.us
(360) 754-3355 x 2087

 

The Nisqually Sub-Area Plan is a land-use planning document that contains policies tailored to support the community’s vision and goals for the Nisqually area. The Nisqually Sub-Area Plan (NSAP) was adopted by Thurston County in 1992. It was developed through an extensive public engagement process with the community. This process focused on identifying the unique characteristics of the Nisqually area and balancing the different land-use interests represented.

Thurston County will be undertaking a project beginning in 2018 to update the Nisqually Sub-Area Plan in an effort to ensure the plan reflects the current community vision and goals for the area.

What is a Sub-Area Plan?

Sub-Area Plans are long range plans dedicated to achieving the community’s vision and goals for a specific area of the County. Sub-Area Plans must align with the County’s over-arching land-use policies in the Comprehensive Plan but they may include more detailed analysis and policies to address the unique characteristics of a specific area.

Current Nisqually Sub-Area Plan

Nisqually Sub-Area Plan (1992)

Maps of the Nisqually Sub-Area:

Nisqually Sub-Area Large
Map of Nisqually Sub-Area
(Click for a larger PDF view)
Nisqually Sub-Area with Aerial Large
Map of Nisqually Sub-Area with Aerial Large
(Click for a larger PDF view)

Facts About the Nisqually Sub-Area Plan

  • The NSAP is actually part of the County’s Comprehensive Plan (the overarching land-use planning document that contains land-use policies and rules to guide land-use activities within the County).
  • The NSAP pre-dates the existing County-wide zoning ordinance, and many other current policies and regulations. Only minor amendments have been made to the NSAP since 1992.
  • The NSAP contains goals and policies relating to: rural character, water resources, wildlife resources, agricultural activities, commercial development, residential development, recreation, conservation programs, transportation, historic resources, the community planning process, and intergovernmental cooperation.

 

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