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Thurston County Planning Commission meeting

May 15, 2019 - 6:30 PM
Thurston County Courthouse, Building 1, Room 152
2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia

Work Session with staff presentations on the Comprehensive Plan Update and Shoreline Master Program – Buffers.

Staff will give a presentation on follow-up items regarding the Comprehensive Plan Update.

The Comprehensive Plan is the long-term guiding document that outlines Thurston County’s goals and policies to manage growth over the next 20 years. Communities planning under the Growth Management Act are required to periodically update their comprehensive plans to account for changes over time. Staff will provide discuss follow-up items related to the Comprehensive Plan. This will include an overview of Comprehensive Plan maps, follow up on Chapters 5, 8, and 9, and other outstanding Planning Commission questions.

The Planning Commission may set a public hearing for the Comprehensive Plan Update at this meeting.

Staff will present information on the topic of buffers for review by the Planning Commission as a precursor to buffer discussions associated with later review of Chapter 19.400 General Regulations.  The buffer discussion will include information from scientific literature on the role and importance of buffers, what other jurisdictions have adopted as part of their Ecology approved SMP updates, and discuss the proposed buffer widths for the Thurston County SMP update.  Review of the strike-thru version of the Shoreline Master Program is a continuing step of on-going briefings/work sessions with Planning Commission to discuss and inform the County’s Shoreline Master Program update.


To view the documents for this agenda, please click here

If you have questions regarding the Comprehensive Plan Update, please contact the County’s Associate Planners Maya Teeple and Ian Lefcourte.

Email maya.teeple@co.thurston.wa.us or call 360-786-5578

Email ian.lefcourte@co.thurston.wa.us or call 360-786-5505

If you have questions regarding the Shoreline Master Program, please contact the County’s Senior Planner Brad Murphy, or Associate Planner Andrew Deffobis

Email bradmurphy@co.thurston.wa.us or call 360-867-4465

Email andrew.deffobis@co.thurston.wa.us or call 360-786-5467

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