Thurston Regional Planning Council conducts a wide range of land use planning. For more information on our land use programs, please contact the staff listed on the project page.
Urban Corridor Communities
Local partners including the Cities of Lacey, Olympia and Tumwater, along with TRPC are building on achievements of the Urban Corridors Task Force and the Sustainable Thurston project. They seek to create compact, walkable districts, inviting opportunities to live, work, shop & play.
Martin Way District Planning Project
The City of Olympia and Thurston Regional Planning Council are partnering on a study to support the transformation of the Martin Way District in Olympia.
Brewery District Planning Project
This work seeks to expand on the study conducted by the City of Tumwater about the former Olympia Brewery in 2011 and promote the commercial and residential revitalization and development of the Brewery Neighborhood.
Woodland District Planning Project
The City of Lacey and the Thurston Regional Planning Council are partnering on a study to support the transformation of the Woodland District into a vibrant mixed use district that provides a mixture of residential, office, service uses and parks linked by paths and walkways.
Community Visioning Project for the Former Olympia Brewery
Thurston Regional Planning Council is partnering with the City of Tumwater on a project that aims to explore the ways in which the Olympia Brewery site can once again provide jobs and strengthen the community.
Capitol Boulevard Planning Project
This study seeks to support the transformation of Capitol Boulevard between Southgate and Israel Road.
Urban Corridors Task Force
Comprised of policy makers from TRPC and the Transportation Policy Board, the Urban Corridors Task Force is trying to answer the question: What will it take for this region’s urban corridors and activity centers to better support urban transit services, and how will we get there?
Buildable Lands Program for Thurston County
The report was developed by Thurston Regional Planning Council on behalf of Thurston County, the town of Bucoda, and the cities of Lacey, Olympia, Rainier, Tenino, Tumwater, and Yelm.
Urban Growth Management
Thurston Regional Planning Council works on regional interjurisdictional projects and programs that explore and take action on both required and optional elements of the State Growth Management Act (GMA).
Amending Urban Growth Area Boundaries
In Thurston County, the process for changing the urban growth boundaries is found in the county-wide planning policies. These policies are an agreement between the cities, towns, and county on how they will work together on planning issues.
2008 Regional Benchmarks
The fourth edition of TRPC's Regional Benchmarks Report stems from an effort to monitor the region's progress toward meeting the goals of the state Growth Management Act (GMA).
Rate of Urbanization and Forest Harvest, 1985-2000
A study of land cover change, using detection satellite remote sensing. The study provides an important tool to understanding the health of our natural systems, including streams, wetlands, and marine shorelines.
Land Cover Mapping
Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) is generating a Digital Land Cover Data Layer for the entire land area of Thurston County based on 5 meter panchromatic satellite data merged with 25 meter multi-spectral (7 bands) satellite data.