Notice of Hearing for Thurston County and Tumwater Planning Commissions

According to this notice, none of the land use actions being contemplated here pertain to parcels within the Griffin area. But, we pass on this meeting notice, nonetheless…

The Tumwater Planning Commission and Thurston County Planning Commission will hold a joint public hearing on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 7:00 p.m., or soon thereafter, in Room 152, Building 1 of the Thurston County Courthouse Complex, 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW, Olympia, WA 98502.

The purpose of the hearing is to accept public comment on proposed amendments to the Tumwater/Thurston County Joint Plan, and for other matters properly related thereto. The amendments are part of an annual update process to the Comprehensive Plan, pursuant to RCW 36.70A.130. The Planning Commission(s) may act on the proposals at the close of the hearing. For land use plan and rezoning amendments, the Planning Commission(s) may recommend a different land use designation and zoning district than indicated. The proposed amendments to the joint plan subject to this hearing are summarized as follows:

1-E Tumwater 2025 Transportation Plan. Adopt the 2025 Tumwater Transportation Plan into the Tumwater/Thurston County Joint Plan. For more information, please contact Tim Smith in the City of Tumwater Planning and Facilities Department at (360) 754-4210, or go to:

3-E Tumwater Southwest UGA Resizing and Land Use Analysis. A proposed land use plan and rezoning amendment for five distinct areas south of the City of Tumwater in the unincorporated Tumwater Urban Growth Area. The five areas are generally located southeast of Littlerock Road SW, east of Jones Road SW, north of the Hopkins Ditch, and west of Blomberg Road SW; along 83rd Avenue and Interstate 5, and south of the Tumwater city limits. Properties may be removed from the Urban Growth Area and reclassified, and or reclassified to a lower intensity land use designation/zoning district. For more information, including a map, please contact Jeremy Davis, Thurston County at (360) 754-3355 ext. 7010 or David Ginther in the City of Tumwater Planning and Facilities Department at (360) 754-4210, or go to:

4-E Zorad. A proposed land use plan and rezoning amendment proposed by Mark and Teresa Zorad to reclassify Assessors Parcel Number 12716330302 (at 3040 93RD AVE SW, Olympia, WA 98512).

Hard copies of referenced documents and zoning information are available at the Thurston County Development Services Department, Permit Assistance Center, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SE, Olympia, Washington or at the Tumwater City Hall 555 Israel Road SW, Tumwater, Washington and online at the Thurston County Website,

Those wishing to testify should appear and be heard. If unable to attend, mailed and email written comments may be submitted by January 13, 2010 by 4:00 P.M. to Jeremy Davis, Associate Planner, Planning Department, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia, Washington, 98502, email: . If you need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, call (360) 786-5489 and ask for the ADA Coordinator. Citizens with hearing impairments may call the TDD line at (360) 754-2933.

*****Staff will be available before the hearing to answer questions from 5:30 P.M. until 6:30 P.M. in the same room.*****

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