OLYMPIA, Wash. — The public is invited to an online public meeting for the Martin Way Corridor Study on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, from 6:00-8:00 pm. This will be an online event, via Zoom, and participants must register in advance to attend.
Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) in collaboration with Intercity Transit, Thurston County, and the Cities of Lacey and Olympia, are taking a look at the Martin Way corridor in an effort to define a vision for the corridor and identify transportation and other improvements to make that vision a reality. Join us as we share what we’ve learned about and where we’re going with this vital transportation corridor.
There will be a series of brief presentations with opportunities throughout for the public to ask questions and participate. The event will be recorded and posted to the project website for those unable to make it.
In addition to the public meeting on June 23rd, the public is also invited to explore the Martin Way Corridor via an online open house. Opportunities to provide feedback on Martin Way’s future and how it looks are embedded in the open house. Provide your feedback by July 7th, after which we’ll post the results of what we heard from the public.
About the Project
Martin Way, between Pacific Avenue and Marvin Rd, serves as a crucial urban corridor that links multiple jurisdictions across its 5-mile stretch. This former state highway connects people throughout the region to homes, businesses, services, and recreation.
The purpose of the project is to develop a coordinated vision for the future of Martin Way and identify transportation improvements, regulatory changes, and other tools and infrastructure needs that may be necessary to achieve that vision.
The project is split into three parts:
- Current Conditions Report. The current conditions report lays the groundwork for a consideration of alternative approaches to development along the corridor. The final report is due to be released in July.
- Alternatives Analysis. The study will consider different options for redevelopment, land use standards, and transportation facilities along the corridor, and identify a preferred alternative that incorporates public input. This analysis is scheduled for completion this fall.
- Implementation and Action Plan. The action plan will identify strategies to address issues raised in the current conditions report and identify specific infrastructure improvements and opportunities to increase connectivity for everyone who lives, works, and travels Martin Way. The plan is anticipated to be finalized in 2022.