The process will produce a plan that will identify:
Market-based development opportunities
Recommendations for comprehensive plan updates
Necessary environmental reviews
Other actions necessary to implement plan’s proposed projects.
This planning process is:
A team of consultants will perform a variety of technical studies for the affected properties:
Market analysis – What land uses and activities are economically feasible and will align with the Port of Olympia’s and Tumwater’s mutual objectives?
Environmental assessment – What steps can be taken to minimize impacts to sensitive areas and surrounding neighborhoods? Are there constraints to development?
Infrastructure - How can transportation investments and other utilities best serve future development needs and the surrounding community?
Responsive to public interest
Thurston Regional Planning Council is partnering with the Port of Olympia to lead the public participation process. Throughout the project, TRPC will:
Engage a variety of stakeholders - Residents, property owners, businesses, developers, state and local government, and others will inform the plan’s contents.
Convene the community – Host public meetings to enable people to share their ideas and express their concerns about development on port property.
Educate and provide meaningful direction – Assemble key stakeholders to serve on an advisory committee to disseminate information from the technical studies, evaluate public input, and provide direction on the plan’s overall development.
For more information about this planning process, contact: