Lacey Planning Commission to meet with city council on Feb. 9

Agenda items to include parks, Martin Way, capital facilities plans


The Lacey Planning Commission will hold its annual joint meeting with the city council on Thursday, Feb. 9, to discuss the 2023 Work Program.

During its meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 3, the commission discussed work program items that will be completed over the next two years as part of the Comprehensive Plan's required update.

"There was a lot of change in the department and the city last year," said Lacey Planning and Development Services Manager Grant Beck. "We're looking forward to this being a year of normalization, so try to get the ship from rocking all the time and moving forward with all the good work and supporting you all in the good work you do for the city."

The Planning Commission identified ongoing amendments, which are required by state law or are funding-dependent. The items include:

  • Martin Way Corridor Study

The Martin Way Corridor Study is an inter-jurisdictional study of the Martin Way Corridor from Pacific Avenue in Olympia to Marvin Road in Lacey. The study aims to address bicycle and pedestrian improvements (building off Lacey's Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan), corridor safety, transit facilities, access management, neighborhood connectivity and land use.

  • Capital Facilities Plan Update

A complete revision to the Capital Facilities Plan will be conducted with a focus on the future space needs for City buildings and facilities.

  • Neighborhood Commercial Update

ACommunity-led process to revise the Neighborhood Commercial districts.

  • Six-Year Transportation Improvement Plan

Review and hold a hearing on the 6-year Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP).

  • Parks Plan
  • Private Comprehensive Plan Amendments/Rezones

Joint planning with Thurston County will also be discussed in the upcoming meeting as part of the city’s long-term Comprehensive Plan. Discussions will include increasing minimum density requirements for the Moderate and High-Density Residential zones, reviewing agricultural designations and identifying "urban holding areas.


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