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. For information about City's procedures and evaluation criteria, please see Chapter 18.59 of the Olympia Municipal Code (OMC)

How to submit an amendment

Applications for a Preliminary Comprehensive Plan Amendment must be made through the City's online permit portal.

2021 Amendments

Applications for Preliminary Comprehensive Plan Amendments for consideration in 2021 are due by November 20, 2020. More information about the Comprehensive Plan Amendment process can be found in Chapter 18.59 of the OMC.

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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 the Budget/Financial Reports web page.


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