Olympia's Comprehensive Plan

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What is the Comprehensive Plan?

A Comprehensive Plan describes the community's long-term vision and goals. Olympia first adopted a Comprehensive Plan over fifty years ago. In 2014, the City completed a major update of the Plan.

Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendment Process

Proposals to amend the Comprehensive Plan can be submitted at any time. However, state law only allows the City to amend the Plan once per year.

How to submit an amendment

  1. Complete a Comprehensive Plan Amendment Application
  2. Submit it in-person at Olympia City Hall or by email to jphillip@ci.olympia.wa.us

2019 Updates

2019 proposals were due by November 13, 2018. One application was submitted by City of Olympia Public Works Department.  The request was to revise language in Policy PN8.1 regarding the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.  After screening by City Council at its meeting on January 22, 2019, it was advanced to the "final docket" for continued review.  The Planning Commission held a public hearing on May 6, 2019 and recommended approval of the proposed amendment.  The City Council approved the amendment on July 9, 2019. 

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Capital Facilities Plan (CFP)

The CFP is a 6-year spending plan that outlines the timing, location, projected cost and revenue sources for the major projects and infrastructure improvements identified in the Comprehensive Plan.

The CFP is reviewed and updated annually and can be viewed on our Budget/Financial Reports web page.


Contact Joyce Phillips, Senior Planner, at 360.570.3722 or jphillip@ci.olympia.wa.us.