Planning at the Port of Olympia

Overview

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.
 
The Port of Olympia’s Comprehensive Scheme of Harbor Improvements consists of two documents:
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. That plan, in its entirety, can be found here: http://www.portolympia.com/130/Airport-Master-Plan

The Port’s Comprehensive Scheme of Harbor Improvements incorporates by reference the Tumwater Town Center Land Use Plan (December, 2004). That plan, in its entirety, can be found here:  http://wa-portofolympia2.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/Home/View/393

The Port’s Comprehensive Scheme of Harbor Improvements references an on-going planning process for the New Market Industrial Campus (NMIC). This planning effort is on-going and has included extensive public input. Information about this planning effort can be found here: http://www.trpc.org/167/NMIC-Tumwater-Town-Center-Real-Estate

Port of Olympia Strategic Plan


On March 13, 2017 the Port of Olympia Commission unanimously approved Resolution 2017-03 concerning the Port's Strategic Plan.