Grand Mound is located about 15 miles south of the Tumwater/Olympia/Lacey metro area, and is experiencing a surge of economic growth. This is due to the easy access to Interstate 5, available rail service, abundant undeveloped property, and the opening of the Great Wolf Lodge hotel resort. Grand Mound is in a critical transition phase from rural farmland to new commercial and higher density residential development.
Grand Mound Development Plan
The Confederated Tribe of the Chehalis Reservation has released the final Grand Mound 10-Year Development Plan. The plan was developed by the Tribe, in consultation with Thurston County and the residents and business owners of Grand Mound to begin a community conversation about the future of Grand Mound. At this time, the County is reviewing formal changes to land use policy, infrastructure investments, and other recommendations of the plan.Thurston County Grand Mound Sub-Area Plan (PDF 485KB): This sub-area plan was developed by Thurston County in 1996-97. In 2006, several changes to the sub-area plan were made by Thurston County with Resolution 13734 regarding transportation.
Grand Mound Development Guidelines (PDF 601KB): The Grand Mound development guidelines were approved in 1998 to implement the Grand Mound Sub-Area Plan. In 2006, several changes were made to the development guidelines by Thurston County with Ordinance 13735. The changes amended the landscaping standards to allow for stormwater mitigation and greater separation between people and cars. Also, the road standards were amended to add street lighting and the new roadway cross-section.Grand Mound Water and Sewer Service Information: Please go to the Grand Mound water and sewer information page for information on water and sewer service in Grand Mound.
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