Plans in Progress

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Planning for Our Future 

Planning sessionPlans are the foundation of much of what we do in the City. They guide our actions and ensure the goals set by the City Council and the community are realized. Planning staff in all departments work together with advisory committees, stakeholders, and the general public to ensure that our final, City Council adopted plans are in line with the community's vision outlined in the Comprehensive Plan.

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Working together to plant treesAction Plan

The Action Plan will take the community's vision and goals, as defined in the Comprehensive Plan. Take a minute to read our Annual Community Report now available online. It shares some of our successes and challenges from 2016. Working together we can achieve our shared vision.

• Learn more about the Action Plan  


Pet Parade in Downtown Olympia

Downtown Strategy

The Downtown Strategy work is not done. Now comes the hard work of implementation. Together we can foster a rich diversity of places and spaces that will attract and support the people who live, work and play Downtown.  

• Learn more about the Downtown Strategy


Duplex in OlympiaMissing Middle Housing Project

Missing Middle Housing refers to a range of housing types that can provide more than one housing unit per lot (duplexes, adu's, etc.), and is a key component of the Comprehensive Plan. This project will look at how the City can encourage more of these types of developments.

• Learn more about the Missing Middle Project 


Parking Strategy

The City is taking a comprehensive approach to parking as part of Olympia's Downtown Strategy. Addressing parking challenges is particularly important as more mixed-use development comes into Downtown, changing the landscape for parking supply and demand.

• Learn more about the Parking Strategy


Sea Level Rise

Global climate forces are predicted to have a powerful local impact. Now is the best time to begin understanding the flooding risks in our Downtown and respond appropriately. The sooner we begin to plan,  the better we can respond proactively.

• Learn more about Sea Level Rise


Sign Code Update

The City of Olympia has not updated its sign code in several years. The existing sign code external link can be confusing to understand by businesses and the public, and can be challenging to administer for city staff.  The new code will be simplified and streamlined.

• Learn more about the update of the Sign Code


Indian CreekStorm & Surface Water Plan

The City's current Storm & Surface Water Plan has guided the Utility since 2003. Since then, there have been significant changes in storm and surface water laws, technology, and Olympia’s urban environment. This planning update will guide the Utility over the next decade.

• Learn more about the Storm & Surface Water Plan