Business, Community

Changes proposed to accessory dwelling unit regulations

Public is invited to comment; public hearing announced


OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 10, at 3:00 p.m. or soon thereafter, to accept public comment on development code docket item A21, “Rural Accessory Dwelling Units." The proposed amendments would allow rural Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) housing options in unincorporated Thurston County.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a video conference option will be available in addition to in-person attendance to ensure those wishing to provide public comment have every option available.

What: BoCC Public Hearing on Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Regulations
When: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 3 p.m.

Where: Thurston County Courthouse, Building 1, Room 280, 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW, Olympia WA 98502

Attend Virtually: Meeting information will be posted at:   

Written Comments: If you are unable to attend, comments can be submitted to Andrew Boughan, Associate Planner, Comments must be received no later than 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 10. You can also mail comments to:

Thurston County Community Planning and Economic Development

Attention: Andrew Boughan, Associate Planner

 Thurston County Courthouse, Building One

 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW

 Olympia, WA 98502

You can view more detailed information about the proposal and the full text of the proposed ordinance at:

Disability Accommodations: To request disability accommodations, call the Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator at least three days prior to the meeting at 360-786-5440. Persons with speech or hearing disabilities may call via Washington Relay:  711 or 800-833-6388.

development, rural, accessory dwelling units, housing, public


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