Public Hearing on County Moratorium on Development Within the Olympia and Tumwater Urban Growth Areas

Although the moratorium areas are all outside the Griffin School District, some Griffin area residents may be interested in the moratorium and the County’s response to a July 20, 2005 ruling by the Western Washington Growth Management Hearings Board (Hearings Board) that Thurston County’s Comprehensive Plan and development regulations do not comply with the Washington State Growth Management Act (GMA).

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE THURSTON COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Thurston County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 6:00 p.m., in Room 280, 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 the renewal of Ordinance 13405, an ordinance which established a moratorium prohibiting residential plats and subdivisions under Title 18 of the Thurston County Code as amended by Ordinances No.13450, 13518, 13565, 13597, 13637, 13766, 13822, 13864, 13886, 13961, 14012, and 14092. The moratorium areas are within the Olympia and Tumwater Urban Growth Areas. The properties included in the moratorium are generally located in the Chambers Lake, French Loop and Butler Cove, Littlerock and 93rd Ave SW, and Kimmie and 83rd Ave SW areas. The Board of County Commissioners may take action following the public hearing.

Hard copies and maps of Ordinance 13405 and other referenced ordinances are available at the Thurston County Development Services Department, Permit Assistance Center, at the address shown below and available online at Further information can be obtained by calling Jeremy Davis at (360) 754-3355 extension 7010.

Those wishing to testify should appear and be heard. If unable to attend, written comments may be submitted by January 13, 2009 to Jeremy Davis, Associate Planner, Development Services Department, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia, Washington, 98502. If you need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, call (360) 754-4001 and ask for the ADA Coordinator. Citizens with hearing impairments may call the TDD line at (360) 754-2933.

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