Community


Sustainable Thurston Report Card
The Community section looks at the strength of our communities, including neighborhoods, urban areas, rural lands, and resource lands.

How well is the Thurston Region...

1. Stormy Increasing housing in urban centers and corridors.

Outlook: Stormy, concerns for the future. View the supporting data.
2. Stormy Supporting vibrant urban centers and corridors.

Outlook: Stormy, concerns for the future. View the supporting data.
3. Stormy Investing in urban centers and corridors.

Outlook: Stormy, concerns for the future. View the supporting data.
4. Partly Sunny Increasing access to parks and open space.

Outlook: Partly sunny, future uncertain. View the supporting data.
5. Stormy Promoting walkable neighborhoods.

Outlook: Stormy, concerns for the future. View the supporting data.
6. Partly Sunny Building neighborhoods that support transit.

Outlook: Partly sunny, future uncertain. View the supporting data.
7. Partly Sunny Strengthening the economy of South Thurston communities.

Outlook: Partly sunny, future uncertain. View the supporting data.
8. Sunny Conserving environmentally sensitive lands and rural resource lands.

Outlook: Sunny, future looks bright. View the supporting data.

Related Goals


Related Sustainable Thurston Priority Goals

  • Priority Goal 1: Create vibrant centers, corridors, and neighborhoods while accommodating growth.
  • Priority Goal 2: Preserve environmentally sensitive lands, farmlands, forest lands, prairies, and rural lands and develop compact urban areas.

Related Sustainable Thurston Community Goals

  • Goal C-1: North County (Lacey–Olympia–Tumwater) Urban Corridors & Centers: Create vibrant city centers and activity nodes along transit corridors that support active transportation and housing, jobs, and services.
  • Goal 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.
  • Goal C-3: Neighborhoods: Create safe and vibrant neighborhoods with places that build community and encourage active transportation.
  • Goal C-4: Rural & Resource Lands: Protect the region’s farms, forests, prairies, and open spaces while providing places for those choosing a rural lifestyle.

     

Contact Us

  1. Is the Thurston Region becoming more sustainable? Do you agree with our assessments? For more information on the Sustainable Thurston Report Card, contact:

    Michael Ambrogi
    Senior GIS Analyst
    ambrogim@trpc.org

    Thurston Regional Planning Council
    2424 Heritage Court SW
    Suite A
    Olympia, WA 98502
    Ph: 360-956-7575