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Olympia Planning Commission Extends Public Comment Deadline On Proposed RV Park

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Washington‘s Olympia Planning Commission has extended the public comment period regarding the request of Port of Olympia to amend the code to allow RV parks in the city’s Urban Waterfront Zone.

According to a report, the deadline for public comment has been extended due to power outages caused by storms this week. The public comment period ends at 5 p.m. on November 19.

The Olympia Planning Commission met on November 15 to consider the plan proposed by the Port of Olympia.

According to documents from the meeting, the port has identified an area adjacent to the shoreline between the southern side of Swantown Marina and Swantown Boatworks to be developed into an RV park in the future.

Current zoning regulations do not permit RV parks in the area.

The commission had initially intended to reject the plan. In a letter sent by Chair Candis Millar and Vice-Chair Aaron Sauerhoff to the Olympia City Council, they believe that an RV park could restrict physical and visual access from the sidewalks and discourage the use of the waterfront trail.

The commission decided to put the issue on hold until the next meeting scheduled for December after resident Charlotte Persons requested an extension to submit a written public comment because of the recent weather conditions.

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