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Tumwater’s hearing examiner, Mark Scheibmeir, approved on Monday, April 29, the site plan and conditional use permit for Tacoma resident Trevor Colby to construct a four-story storage facility … more
The Port of Olympia’s new executive director, Alexandra Smith, addressed dozens of questions last week, including about the marine terminal’s profitability and said she supports having … more
Olympia's Parking Services Program proposed several changes to downtown parking to address community concerns and serve local businesses and visitors better. Parking Service Program specialist … more
Tumwater has selected Haley & Aldrich Inc. to conduct environmental assessment work on the old brewery and the former Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) office on Capitol … more
At Olympia's Land Use and Environment Committee meeting, Olympia associate planner Casey Schaufler presented the market analysis on neighborhood centers, which analyzed 12 existing centers and … more
Olympia is seeking recertification for the Creative District from the Washington State Arts Commission to further support the local creative sector in the next five years. more
The Lacey City Council is currently accepting recommendations from local organizations to fill a vacant position on the Capital Area Regional – Public Facilities District (CAR-PFD) board … more
Intercity Transit announced the enhancement to their bus services, with getting closer to pre-pandemic level of service as their goal. The transit authority outlined a series of adjustments … more
Lacey's Director of Parks provided a comprehensive update to the city council regarding the Regional Athletic Complex (RAC) Phase 3 Design Concept on Tuesday, April 23.  Jen Burbidge … more
Olympia Councilmember Clark Gilman is challenging city staff to pursue bolder transportation reforms to make progress on climate and mobility goals. Joey Jones, the city’s Public Works … more
Lacey recently received a SolSmart Silver designation for its efforts to advance solar energy initiatives in the city. According to the city’s press release, Lacey was recognized for … more
To aid in vehicle pursuits, the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) discussed the possible acquisition of vehicle-mounted GPS launchers and police bumpers. At a work session with the … more
Tumwater city staff is considering four locations for a proposed community center, Parks and Recreation Director Chuck Denney told the Parks and Recreation Commission on Wednesday, April 17. The … more
Olympia Facility Manager Eli Cole presented findings of the recent facility assessment, which uncovered 260 deficiencies across the city's 16 municipal buildings over the past six years, with an … more
For 2023, Thurston County’s stormwater facilities delivered 114.15 million gallons of potable water and treated 81.21 million gallons of wastewater, as stated in the agenda document . … more
The Olympia Marine Center LLC, owned by Austin Rognlin of Rognlin Motorsports and Marine, has been granted an option to remain a tenant of the Port of Olympia until 2054. The Port of Olympia … more
The Olympia Design Review Board approved a Detail Design Review recommendation for the proposed Dickerson South Bay BBQ restaurant during its Thursday, April 11 meeting. more
Olympia's Parking Service Program specialist, Chelsea Baker, presented the city's plan to improve downtown parking, outlining strategy aims to serve drivers, pedestrians, and local businesses. … more
The restoration and repair of the partially burnt Brewmaster’s House is nearing completion, pending further ceiling and wallpaper work, Parks and Facilities Manager Stan Osborn told the … more
Tumwater City Council approved the contract of two consultants to develop the climate element and the transportation plan of the 2025 comprehensive plan. The contracts were approved as part of the … more
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