Sustainable Thurston Goal Index

Creating Vibrant Centers
Create vibrant centers, corridors, and neighborhoods while accommodating growth.Below you will see how Sustainable Thurston goals are organized in Creating Places - Preserving Spaces: A Sustainable Development Plan for the Thurston Region (PDF).

Chapter & Topic
Goal Page
Leadership & Participation
Priority
1 Create vibrant centers, corridors, and neighborhoods while accommodating growth
40
2 Preserve environmentally sensitive lands, farmlands, forest lands, prairies, and rural lands and develop 40 comped urban areas 40
3 Create a robust economy through sustainable practices
40
4 Protect and improve water quality, including groundwater, rivers, streams, lakes, and the Puget Sound 41
5 Plan and act toward zero waste in the region 41
6 Ensure that residents have the resources to meet their daily needs 41
7 Support local food systems to increase community resilience, health, and economic prosperity 41
8 Ensure that the regions water supply sustains people in perpetuity while protecting the environment 42
9 Move toward a carbon-neutral community 42
10 Maintain air quality standards 42
11 Provide opportunities for everyone in the Thurston Region to learn about and practice sustainability 42
12 Make strategic decisions and investments to advance sustainability regionally 42
Leadership & Participation
L-1 Become a model for sustainability and livability, identify resources, organizational structure and educational opportunities to achieve regional sustainability goals
43
L-2 Develop regional plans and strategies essential to meeting sustainability priority goals and targets
44
L-3 Increase regional, multiregional and state coordination and collaboration
46
Community
Community
C-1
North County - Urban Corridors and Centers: Create vibrant city centers and activity nodes along transit corridors that support active transportation and housing, jobs and services
81
C-2 South County - City / Town Centers: Create safe and vibrant South County city and town centers that foster entrepreneurship, active transportation, civic pride and a sense of place
84
C-3 Neighborhoods: Create safe and vibrant neighborhoods with places that build community and encourage active transportation
87
C-4 Rural and Resource Lands: Protect the region's farms, forests, prairies and open spaces while providing places for those choosing a rural lifestyle
89
Economy
Economy
EC-1 Coordinate economic development efforts to attract and retain businesses and jobs
107
EC-2 Foster industry clusters to create jobs, and increase revenue circulation locally
108
EC-3 Create an innovation culture to encourage entrepreneurship
109
EC-4 Provide robust infrastructure to support economic development
110
EC-5 Ensure adequate supply of shovel-ready land along primary transportation corridors and invest in commercial and industrial redevelopment
111
EC-6 Foster a progressive education system to match worker skills with employer needs
112
Opportunities & Choices
Housing
H-1 Improve regulatory clarity and predictability to encourage urban infill and redevelopment
146
H-2 Increase housing amid urban corridors and centers to meet the needs of a changing population
147
H-3 Provide sufficient housing for low- and moderate-income households within each jurisdiction
149
H-4 Maximize opportunity to redevelop land in priority areas by investing in infrastructure and environmental remediation
150
H-5 Provide sufficient service-enriched housing for homeless and high-risk populations
150
H-6 Encourage housing density and diversity in neighborhoods to add vibrancy and increase equitable access to opportunity
151
H-7 Encourage the construction, weatherization and operation of homes to boost energy efficiency
152
Health & Human Services
HHS-1
Provide sufficient health and human services for all county residents
153
HHS-2 Reduce the incidence of preventable disease
154
Schools & Transportation
S-1 Encourage safe and active school transportation to improve community health, economic, and environmental outcomes
155
S-2 Improve community coordination to create schools that use land, tax dollars and other resources efficiently
156
S-3 Improve infrastructure around schools that results in safe pedestrian, bicycle and bus access
158
Local Food Systems
F-1 Coordinate local food planning efforts to create a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable regional system
159
F-2 Enhance the economic viability of the local food system
160
F-3
Ensure universal access to secure, nutritious and affordable food in the Thurston Region
162
F-4 Enhance public education and outreach related to the local food system
163
Transportation System
T-1 Ensure adequate funding for maintaining and improving an efficient multimodal transportation system that efficiently moves people and goods
164
T-2
Reduce transportation congestion and environmental impacts
165
T-3 Consider freight mobility needs in local and regional planning.(Additional Actions in Economy Chapter)
166
T-4 Integrate transportation considerations into land use decisions, and vice versa 166
Investment
Water Infrastructure
WI-1 Provide efficient and effective drinking water infrastructure
184
WI-2 Manage wastewater in a cost-effective and environmentally sound way
184
WI-3 Manage stormwater in a cost-effective and environmentally sound way 186
WI-4 Expand the use of reclaimed water for nonpotable uses
187
Energy
EN-1 Increase energy generation from renewable resources to reduce the region’s carbon footprint 188
EN-2 Enhance the region’s electricity distribution, monitoring and storage infrastructure to support adoption of cleaner technologies and practices
189
EN-3 Increase energy efficiency and conservation to reduce the region's carbon footprint
190
Public Safety
PS-1 Provide emergency services in a dependable and efficient manner to meet the dynamic needs of a diverse society
191
PS-2 Create a resilient region by improving disaster preparedness, response and recovery efforts as well as by expanding public safety education
193
Solid Waste
SW-1 Plan and take action to reduce, reuse and recycle as much waste as possible and meet the needs of current and future populations
196
SW-2 Continue to plan for, educate, assist and offer access to safely and efficiently manage disposal and reduce hazardous waste
198
Environment
Environment
E-1 Reduce air pollution that endangers human health
211
E-2 Reduce the region's carbon footprint and protect critical infrastructure in case of extreme weather or sea level rise
211
E-3 Conserve and protect drinking water to meet the region's daily and long-term needs
213
E-4 Protect, preserve and restore streams, wetlands and shorelines to protect water quality
215