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Citywide Design Guidelines

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On August 2, 2016, the Tumwater City Council adopted Ordinance No. O2016-013 putting in place new Citywide Design Guidelines for new development in Tumwater.  The new Design Guidelines became effective on September 3, 2016.


Table of Contents pdf-icon-sm

Chapter 1 - Introduction-Applicability pdf-icon-sm

Chapter 2 - Commercial, Mixed Use and Multi-Family pdf-icon-sm

Chapter 3 - Industrial pdf-icon-sm

Chapter 4 - Institutional pdf-icon-sm

Chapter 5 - Cottage Housing pdf-icon-sm

Chapter 6 - Single-Family pdf-icon-sm

Chapter 7 - Definitions pdf-icon-sm

Appendix A Street Designations pdf-icon-sm

Staff Contact

For more information please contact:

Chris Carlson, Permit Manager

(360) 754-4180