From Chelsea Kritzer’s report in The Olympian:
“After receiving a $1.5 million federal Sustainable Communities Planning Grant a year ago, members of Sustainable Thurston County have spoken with local experts, covering topics including water, transportation and housing.
Experts determined the countys population would grow from 252,000 to about 420,000 by 2040, adding 80,000 housing units and 84,000 jobs.
To make sure the county can handle those needs, Senior Planner Kathy McCormick said it is seeking the publics help.”
The Sustainable Thurston County community workshops are held 6-8 p.m:
April 12: Tenino High School commons, off Second Avenue.
April 18: Yelm Public Safety Building, 206 McKenzie Ave. S.E.
What is “Sustainable Thurston”?
“Simply put, Sustainable Thurston is a community-wide conversation – with a goal to develop a vision for a vibrant, healthy and resilient future for the Thurston region, as well as the actions and responsibilities necessary to achieve it.”
Read more from www.SustainableThurston.org.