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Joint Plan Element of the Tumwater Comprehensive Plan


Up for Review

Guidance for future growth in Tumwater's urban growth area (UGA) is provided in the Joint Plan. Prepared cooperatively by Thurston County and the City of Tumwater, this document is a comprehensive plan for unincorporated lands located inside the urban growth boundary. Goals and policies in the plan provide the framework for the transition from a rural to an urban level of development. UGA zoning and development standards were adopted by Thurston County to implement the Joint Plan. Development standards for the UGA are essentially the same as those that apply to land located within Tumwater's city limits.


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