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Comprehensive Plan Public Hearing

Board of County Commissioners Annual 2012 Comprehensive Plan Amendment Public Hearing

Public HearingWritten Comment Period Extended to December 31, 2012.

On December 11, 2012 the Thurston County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing on proposed amendments to the Thurston County Comprehensive Plan and the Comprehensive Plan for the City of Olympia and the Olympia Urban Growth Area.  the Board extended the public comment period to the end of December 31, 2012.

The purpose of the public comment period is to take testimony on proposed amendments to the Thurston County Comprehensive Plan and the Comprehensive Plan for the City of Olympia and the Olympia Urban Growth Area (UGA), which serves as the joint plan with Olympia for the unincorporated Olympia UGA. Amendments to the “Official Zoning Map Thurston County, Washington, North County Urban Growth Areas” and the “Official Zoning Map Thurston County, Washington” would also be made to ensure consistency with any land use map changes.

Please send email comments to:
Jeremy Davis, Senior Planner
davisj@co.thurston.wa.us

Please send mailed comments to:
Jeremy Davis, Senior Planner
Thurston County Planning Department
2000 Lakeridge Drive, Building 1
Olympia, WA 98502  

The Thurston County Planning Commission held several public hearings regarding these issues on October 10 & 17, November 7 & 14, and December 5, 2012.

Board of County Commissioners Public Hearing Comments

Proposed Amendments

The proposed amendments include:

 Chapter 9 Natural Environment – Parks Element

 Amendments to add a parks element to the Comprehensive Plan in chapter 9 of the Comprehensive Plan.

French Loop/Road and Butler Cove Land Use and UGA Resizing Analysis

Amendment to the Comprehensive Plan Land Use Plan Map in the Olympia UGA and minor text amendments to the plan to reconsider the land use and zoning for the study area.

Chambers/South Olympia Land Use Analysis

Amendment to the Comprehensive Land Use Plan Map in the Olympia UGA to reconsider the land use and zoning for the study area.

Long Term Agriculture Reconsideration

Resolution No. 14180 and Ordinance No. 14181 did not exclude agricultural lands based on soils depth.  In response, property owners whose Comprehensive Plan land use designation and zoning changed to Long Term Agriculture were able to submit soils information to the County to request reconsideration. There were four requests including the Schader Crown Ranch, Petra Lewin, Weyerhaeuser 1, and Weyerhaeuser 2.

Health and Human Services Chapter

This proposal would include adding a health and human services chapter to the Thurston County Comprehensive Plan.  If adopted, the new chapter would be chapter 11 in the Comprehensive Plan.  The existing chapters 11, 12, and 13 would be renumbered to 12, 13, and 14.

 

Contact Us

Interested Parties: If you would like to be added to our Web Mail list, please click here. Staff contact: Jeremy Davis, Senior Planner. Phone: (360) 754-3355, x7010 E-mail: davisj@co.thurston.wa.us.  

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