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Planning for Our Future
Plans 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.
In early 2019, the City Council will convene a broad, community-driven process to identify long-term strategies to respond to homelessness and its impacts on the City. Sign up for our Homeless Response e-newsletter to stay up-to-date on the progress.
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.
Olympia is growing, and we need to plan a transportation system that will keep everyone moving. The Transportation Master Plan (TMP) will include short-, mid-, and long-term project lists for bicycle, pedestrian, transit, motor vehicle and freight projects.
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.
Olympia is working with Lacey, Tumwater, Thurston County and the Thurston Regional Planning Council to develop a regional climate mitigation plan. The plan will complement the Thurston Climate Adaptation Plan that the TRPC developed with regional partners.
The City has begun the process of updating its 2013 Wastewater Management Plan. The plan will contain information on the existing condition of the utility, including known problems, and anticipated needs for future facilities, including timing, cost and financing options.