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Thurston County Comprehensive Plan

Docket -- Housing, Homeless Encampments and Permitting Standards

red arrowThe links below provide background information on the amendments adopted through Resolution 14401 and Ordinance 14402. For the final version, please see the resolution and ordinance.  A notice was published in the Nisqually Valley News on September 24th.

Detailed Information and Explanation

Tier 1 -- 1-F Chapter 4 Housing, Homeless Encampments and Permitting Standards and ensure consistency with the Thurston County Consolidated Plan for Housing

  • The Thurston County Comprehensive Plan and the Consolidated Plan for Housing in Thurston County address housing needs in the county and the cities. The Comprehensive Plan outlines the county‚Äôs objectives. The Consolidated Plan for Housing in Thurston County is more detailed and lists specific goals and deadlines that must be followed in order to receive HOME funding through HUD. The Consolidated Plan for Housing in Thurston County is a sub plan of the Comprehensive Plan, and every item must be supported by the Comprehensive Plan however, there were inconsistencies between the two plans.
  • In addition to the text changes to ensure consistency between the plans, the ordinance established health and safety standards for homeless encampments associated with religious ministries. Such encampments established by a church can be regulated but not prohibited.
  • The Thurston County Planning Commission held a Public Hearing on March 3 regarding these changes to the Thurston County Comprehensive Plan. A work session with the Planning Commission was held on April 7, 2010.  In a vote of eight for, and zero against, the Planning Commission recommended approval to the Board of County Commissioners, which had a briefing on May 5, 2010.
  • On September 7, 2010, the amendment was enacted when the Thurston County Board of Commissioners adopted Resolution 14401 and Ordinance 14402. The notice of adoption is available by clicking here.

Documents

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Staff contact: Christy Osborn, Senior Planner. Phone: (360) 754-3355, x4465 E-mail: osbornc@co.thurston.wa.us

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