Public Hearing on Residential Development Moratorium – Jan 14

The Thurston County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on January 14, 2008 at 6:00 p.m., in Room 280, Building 1, of the Thurston County Courthouse Complex, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia, Washington, 98502.

The purpose of the public hearing is to accept public comment on the amendment of Ordinance No. 13405 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, 13673, 13766, 13822, 13886 and 13864. On December 3, 2007 the Board of County Commissioners took emergency action and adopted Ordinance No. 13961 amending the residential subdivision moratorium.

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To view the amended subdivision moratorium map or a close up view of the area added to the moratorium click on the following links:

Map: Residential Subdivision Moratorium Areas – amended 12/3/2007

Map: Close-up of the area added to the Residential Subdivision Moratorium
(parcels in orange were added to the moratorium on 12/3/2007)

Those wishing to testify at the January 14, 2007 public hearing should appear and be heard. To ensure that written comments are considered by the Board of County Commissioners, they should be received by January 14, 2008. Send letters to the Board of County Commissioners Attn: Celinda Adair, Associate Planner, Thurston County Courthouse, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia, Washington, 98502. Emails may be sent to

If you need special accommodation to participate in the public hearing, please call (360) 754-4001 by 10:00 a.m. at least three days prior to the meeting. Ask for the ADA Coordinator. Citizens with hearing impairment may call the TDD line at (360) 754-2933.


The remaining moratorium areas will be analyzed and evaluated for removal or rezoning as a separate work program beginning in January 2008. In January a project schedule/timeline will be posted.

For more information, see the Thurston County web page at

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