Planning

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Strategic Plan

The Port of Olympia Commission passes a Comprehensive Scheme of Harbor Improvements. This is the Port’s primary planning document and is required by state law. All projects contained in the Capital Investment Plan (CIP) must first be contemplated in the Comprehensive Scheme of Harbor Improvements.

Destination Waterfront Development

In 2019, the Port Commission accepted the Port Vision 2050 plan. Port Vision 2050 was an 18-month process that sought input on goals for Port activities through 2050 from key stakeholders and the community at large. One of the key community goals that emerged from this effort was to “Turn the Port Peninsula into a premier destination by adding attractions, increasing accessibility, and maintaining a clean and safe environment.”

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Vision 2050

Vision 2050 offers a unique opportunity for you to shape how the Port will look, feel and function in the years ahead. The Port has been an integral part of community development in Thurston County for nearly a century. We understand our success is tied to our ability to implement defined community priorities.

The Port of Olympia’s Comprehensive Scheme of Harbor Improvements​

Together, these two documents meet the statutory requirements for Public Ports’ Comprehensive Scheme of Harbor Improvements.

All changes to the Port’s Comprehensive Scheme must undergo environmental review under the Washington State’s SEPA policy. An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was conducted on the Port’s Comprehensive Scheme in 1994-95. Since then, addendums have been issued to accommodate what have primarily been minor, administrative change to the plan.

The Port of Olympia prepared an Addendum to FEIS Minor Modifications to Port of Olympia Development Guidelines to addend the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Strategic Plan for the Port of Olympia on April 20, 2017 to address modifications made in the May 22, 2017 Commission Approved Comprehensive Scheme of Harbor Improvements.

Referenced Plans

The Port’s Comprehensive Scheme of Harbor Improvements incorporates by reference the Airport Master Plan Update. 

The Port’s Comprehensive Scheme of Harbor Improvements incorporates by reference the Tumwater Town Center Land Use Plan (December, 2004). 

The Port’s Comprehensive Scheme of Harbor Improvements references an on-going planning process for the New Market Industrial Campus (NMIC). This on-going planning effort has included extensive public input.