Olympia Comprehensive Plan

Comprehensive Plan and Capital Facilities Plan (CFP)

Olympia first adopted a Comprehensive Plan over fifty years ago. A Comprehensive Plan describes the community's long-term vision and goals. In 2014, the City completed 'Imagine Olympia,' a process that resulted in a major update of the Plan. The current Comprehensive Plan, and the Capital Facilities Plan element which includes a 6-year financing plan, can be viewed on-line.

2019 Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendment Process

Proposals to amend the Comprehensive Plan can be submitted at any time. Under state law, the city is allowed to amend the Plan only once per year.  To assure consideration in 2019, proposals were due to the Olympia Community Planning and Development Department by 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 13, 2018. One application was submitted by the deadline. It was submitted by the City of Olympia Administrative Services Department. After screening by City Council at its meeting on January 22, 2019, it was advanced to the "final docket" for continued review.  It is under review by staff and will be scheduled for a public hearing before the Planning Commission later this year (tentatively scheduled for May 6, 2019).  The Planning Commission's recommendation will be forwarded to the City Council for a final decision by the end of the year.

Preliminary Comprehensive Plan Amendment application

If you have questions about the process, contact Senior Planner Joyce Phillips by calling 360.570.3722 or emailing jphillip@ci.olympia.wa.us

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