From the City of Olympia on July 2, 2014


Date of Release:  July 2, 2014

Released by:
Leonard Bauer, Deputy Director, Community Planning & Development
[email protected]
Olympia City Council to Hold Public Hearing on Comprehensive Plan Update

The Olympia City Council will hold a public hearing on the City’s Draft Comprehensive Plan Update on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The hearing will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Olympia City Council Chambers, 601 4th Avenue East, Olympia, Washington.

The community is invited to attend and share comments with Councilmembers regarding the Draft Comprehensive Plan, available at

Written comments may also be submitted until 5:00 p.m., August 5, 2014. Written comments may be submitted online at, or by email to [email protected]. Comments may be mailed to Imagine Olympia, PO Box 1967, Olympia, WA 98507-1967, or hand-delivered to City Hall, 601 4th Avenue East, Olympia, Washington.

Informational open houses will be held July 9 and 10, also in the Olympia City Council Chambers, with display materials and staff available to answer questions from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. each evening.

This is the final stage of the City’s Comprehensive Plan Update. Since 2009, the City of Olympia and community members have been engaged in an update to the Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan is a 20-year vision for how our community will grow and develop. Olympia is expected to welcome over 20,000 new residents over the next 20 years.

As part of the Comprehensive Plan Update, the City has completed an environmental review of the proposed changes. This Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement is available online at

More information on the Comprehensive Plan Update is available at