Category Archives: Public Hearings

Special Olympia Planning Commission Meeting 6.20.2012

This Wednesday the Comprehensive Plan Update subcommittee, chaired by Rob Richards will hold a meeting to discuss the public involvement in the review of the July Draft (as they are now calling the second version of the comprehensive plan draft). … Continue reading

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Downtown Olympia Mixed Use at Quince and Fourth Ave

A presubmission conference request has been filed for the location of the now closed Subway on Fourth and Quince (across from Gravity Beer Market). The plan is to renovate the Subway shell, turn it into a drive through, add two … Continue reading

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Olympia Hilton Garden Inn

On page 6, 7 and 8 of this Presubmission Conference submittal, you can view plans for Olympia’s Hilton. It’s not near downtown, not in a walkable community–or any community at all for that matter–and would fit in just as well … Continue reading

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The Olympia Planning Commission’s New and Improved Wheel

Monday’s are my most difficult day of the week so unfortunately once again, I didn’t post the agenda to the June 4, 2012 meeting until it was a couple days late and at least a few dollars short. Enjoy. The … Continue reading

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Is Collaborative Planning Possible?

I wrote earlier about general problems of writing about planning and land use and about the basis of those problems which I believe arise from the widely divergent views people have about their communities. Now we can now explore conclusions … Continue reading

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Olympia Planning Commission: Looking Back. Looking Ahead.

I decided not to reapply for the 2012-2013 term and will, with great relief, let someone else take the seat I occupied for the last two years. I have made no secret of my displeasure and frustration with the Olympia … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Project for Public Spaces Presentation October 3, 2011

The planning commission was scheduled to meet at the same time as the Project for Public Spaces. I ranted about that in my summary of the planning commission meeting. I was able to attend half of each meeting. I’ll use … Continue reading

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Summary of Regular Planning Commission Meeting October 3, 2011

I was unable to attend both meetings yesterday—insert stock complaint about the logic of holding a meeting about long term planning and community involvement on the night the planning commission is meeting. One does wonder whether little hitches like this … Continue reading

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Olympia’s Urbanism and Public Spaces

We were presented with two timely developments this week. First, the Olympian’s Matt Batcheldor penned a piece about the latest effort to revitalize downtown. A quick walk down the 300 block of Fourth Avenue, in front of the boarded-up location … Continue reading

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OPC: August 2011

The Olympia Planning Commission meeting on August 15 will include the following topics: Briefing and Hearing on the 2012 Capital Facilities Plan; Public Hearing on the Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendments (not to be confused with the comprehensive plan Update); Shoreline … Continue reading

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