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Olympia's RV parking and homelessness policies came under scrutiny on Tuesday after the city council heard testimony from a mother whose son was murdered by occupants of a long-term parked RV.  … more
The Olympia City Council approved the Capital Mall T riangle subarea plan on Tuesday, with amendments on affordable housing incentives and economic development options.    The Capital … more
On Wednesday, July 3, a local property owner asked Olympia's Site Plan Review Committee to review options for subdividing a .6-acre lot to add two single-family residences behind an existing house at … more
The Thurston Regional Housing Council has implemented the Affordable Housing Capital Pipeline, which is a docket of affordable housing projects planned to be funded on a three-year schedule.  … more
Olympia has started working to update its zoning code and housing ordinances to comply with new state laws regarding middle housing. At Thursday's Land Use and Environment Committee meeting, … more
Representatives from local nonprofits South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity and Homes First brought concerns over barriers they face when developing new affordable housing in Olympia, claiming that … more
A proposed housing development in Tumwater renewed negative commentaries regarding the state’s multifamily tax exemption program. The proposed housing development will be the Rookery … more
Lacey is making strides in updating its Middle Housing Initiative, following new state legislative requirements.    The city aims to adopt a Middle Housing ordinance within six months … more
The Olympia City Council passed a new ordinance in April, offering enhanced protections for renters.    Effective May 21, 2024, this ordinance introduces changes aimed at improving the … more
On May 28, 2024, Washington state’s largest utility Puget Sound Energy (PSE) announced a new plan to disconnect residential customers who have past-due gas and electricity bills, as stated in a … more
The Olympia Site Plan Review Committee received a project proposal for a multifamily development at 3909 9th Avenue SW. On May 22, the committee reviewed the proposed development called … more
An Olympia resident aired concerns about preemptive rent increases in the city, alleging that her landlord appeared to circumvent the new rental protection laws. During the public comment … more
The Thurston Regional Housing Council approved over $20 million in funding recommendations for homeless services and affordable housing projects at its meeting last Wednesday, May 8. The … more
The Tumwater City Council has decided to wait for the US Supreme Court’s decision on the Grants Pass case before resuming discussions about an ordinance that would suspend the prohibition of … more
Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, and Yelm have agreed to conduct a study on housing and racial disparities. The Olympia City Council has approved a resolution that allows the city to enter into a … more
Olympia is continuing its Energize Olympia heat pump program in 2024 with the goal of engaging at least 550 residents by providing education on heat pump technology and installing additional heat … more
The Lacey Youth Council (LYC) took center stage during the Lacey City Council work session on Tuesday, May 14, presenting updates and outlining priorities for their term. From initiatives … more
Olympia residents are invited to participate in a digital open house scheduled for Thursday, May 16, at 5:30 p.m. to talk about improvements and support for the neighborhood centers in the city. … more
Olympia's Site Plan Review Committee heard a proposal for a cottage housing development at 2401 Conger Avenue NW on Wednesday, May 8. In the narrative, applicant Ken Liliquist stated that he … more
The Olympia City Council and school leaders discussed potential partnerships through land use planning and housing development initiatives that could help solve the declining enrollment challenges … more
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