Planning Commission to Hold Mineral Lands Public Hearings this Wednesday

The Thurston County Planning Commission is conducting a public hearing this Wednesday, November 18 regarding portions of the County’s Comprehensive Plan related to the designation of mineral resource lands.

The draft plan proposes that areas zoned 1 to 5 acres, as is most of our peninsula, are available for designation as mineral lands. Some critical areas are excluded, but not all.

For purposes of this discussion, the term”minerals” includes “gravel, sand, and valuable metallic substances.”

Within Thurston County, minerals of potentially long-term commercial significance include sand and gravel deposits, coal deposits, and a few rock resources, such as columnar basalt (shot rock) and sandstone.

Click here to download a draft of the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan.

Wednesday, November 18
7 PM
Thurston County Courthouse Complex
Building #1 – Room 280
2000 Lakeridge Drive SW
Olympia, WA 98502
Click here to read the notice of public hearing.

County staff on this topic are Olivia Terwilleger and Scott Clark, Long Range Planning Director. The County Development Services office contact information is:
Phone: (360) 786-5490
TDD line: (360) 754-2933
Fax: (360) 754-2939

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