Why We Care

We are working together because we believe that continued growth is an opportunity to realize the vision for a vibrant society, economy, and environment as expressed in the Olympia Comprehensive Plan and Sustainable Thurston.

Key Principles / Essential Elements

Increased density within Olympia and its urban growth area*:

  • Reduces sprawl
  • Saves rural, farm, and forest land
  • Protects our drinking water, Puget Sound, rivers, and streams
  • Offers many more transportation choices for all incomes

Design adds physical and economic vitality and value to neighborhoods.

Positive public engagement informs and provides opportunity to discuss actions that support Olympia’s vision.

Leadership sets priorities and takes actions that honor the shared vision and contribute to the sustainability of the region.

*Urban Growth Area: UGAs are where future growth is to be directed and urban services provided.