Codes, Plans & Standards
Codes and Standards adopted by Olympia City Council
Engineering Design and Development Standards (EDDS)
Requirements for civil engineering infrastructure as adopted by the Olympia City Council. The EDDS is comprised of both written text and standard details that specify how infrastructure is constructed. These improvements include streets, driveways, sidewalks, curbs, street lighting, street trees, water, sewer, storm drainage, and solid waste.
Olympia Municipal Code (OMC)
Ordinances (laws) adopted by the Olympia City Council.
Plans adopted by the Olympia City Council
Capital Facilities Plan (CFP)
Six year concept plan for City of Olympia capital projects including parks, transportation, utilities, and general capital projects. The CFP is a plan, not a budget document. It is annually reviewed and adopted by the City Council.
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 5-Year Consolidated Plan
Assessment of the city's housing and non-housing needs and strategies to address the needs. Required by the US Department and Housing Development (HUD). Updated annually.
Required by the State of Washington Growth Management Act. Olympia's Comprehensive Plan is a blueprint for how the City intends to accommodate its share of growth and still be a great place to live.
Fire Services Master Plan
Ten year strategic plan for Olympia fire services, adopted by the City Council in 2004.
Master Street Tree Plan (pdf file)
Ten year plan that identifies Olypmpia's existing street trees and strategies to add to and maintain street trees. Adopted by the City Council in 2001.
Parking Business Plan
Goals and strategies for parking in downtown Olympia. Adopted by the Olympia City Council in 2009.
Parks, Arts and Recreation Plan
Strategic plan for Olympia park, art, and recreation services, adopted by the City Council in August 2010.
Shoreline Master Plan/Program (SMP)
The Shoreline Master Program for the Thurston Region is maintained on the website of the Thurston Regional Planning Council. The document includes Thurston County local jurisdictions' adopted common goals, policies and development regulations and an inventory of all marine, lake, and river shorelines for the area.
Storm and Surface Water Utility Plans
Storm and Surface Water Utility Plan. Ten year plan to guide the Utility's actions. Includes flooding, water quality, and aquatic habitat goals, and recommended rate structure.
Stormwater Drainage Manual. Regulates stormwater discharges from new developments.
Recent City of Olympia transportation plans and studies.
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City of Olympia Administrative Guidelines, Standards and Plans
Administrative Guidelines for Personnel Administration
Personnel policies approved by the City Manager for City of Olympia employee status, conduct, benefits, personnel actions and remedies.
Olympia City Council Guidelines
Procedures and Protocols adopted by the Olympia City Council to guide their conduct of business and provide information about City Council activities/City resources.
Police Department General Orders
Personnel standards approved by the Police Chief for the core values, policies and procedures that guide the Olympia Police Department's employees in their daily work.
Public Works Strategic Business Plan
Public Works vision is to "Create Balance and Harmony between People and Nature." Working every day to support systems for a extraordinary Olympia. The Business Plan outlines how we are doing on living and delivering on our mission, vision and values.
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- Vertical Benchmarks
Download a copy of our printer friendly City of Olympia vertical benchmarks by cross-street or by north and south. Have questions e-mail us. Benchmarks posted are current as of November 16, 2007.
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