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Welcome! This is the public information resource for the Port of Olympia’s New Market Industrial Campus and Tumwater Town Center Real Estate Development Planning Process.
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About This Planning Process

The Port of Olympia is embarking on a comprehensive planning process to guide future development within the New Market Industrial Campus (NMIC) and Tumwater Town Center property districts.  This process will consider a range of actions for this area that will contribute to economic development and jobs creation in the Thurston County region.

The process will produce a plan that will identify:
  • Market-based development opportunities         
  • Recommendations for comprehensive plan updates    
  • Infrastructure investments         
  • Necessary environmental reviews
  • Other actions necessary to implement plan’s proposed projects.      

This planning process is:

  1. Data driven  

A team of consultants will perform a variety of technical studies for the affected properties:

  • Market analysis – What land uses and activities are economically feasible and will align with the Port of Olympia’s and Tumwater’s mutual objectives?
             
  • Environmental assessment – What steps can be taken to minimize impacts to sensitive areas and surrounding neighborhoods? Are there constraints to development?
          
  • Infrastructure - How can transportation investments and other utilities best serve future development needs and the surrounding community?
  1. Responsive to public interest

Thurston Regional Planning Council is partnering with the Port of Olympia to lead the public participation process. Throughout the project, TRPC will:

  • Engage a variety of stakeholders - Residents, property owners, businesses, developers, state and local government, and others will inform the plan’s contents.
        
  • Convene the community – Host public meetings to enable people to share their ideas and express their concerns about development on port property.
          
  • Educate and provide meaningful direction – Assemble key stakeholders to serve on an advisory committee to disseminate information from the technical studies, evaluate public input, and provide direction on the plan’s overall development.

Contact Us

  1. For more information about this planning process, contact:

    TRPC
    Paul Brewster, Senior Planner
    brewstp@trpc.org, (360) 956-7575

    Port of Olympia
    Mike Reid, Senior Manager Business Development
    miker@portolympia.com, (360) 528-8076