File #: 24-0484    Version: 1
Type: study session Status: Filed
File created: 5/30/2024 In control: City Council
Agenda date: 6/11/2024 Final action: 6/11/2024
Title: Capital Mall Triangle Subarea Plan Discussion
Attachments: 1. Subarea Plan, 2. LUEC Changes to Subarea Plan, 3. Changes Based on WSDOT Comments, 4. Planning Commission Recommendation, 5. Public Comments, 6. Public Outreach, 7. Subarea Plan Appendices, 8. Project Webpage, 9. Presentation
Capital Mall Triangle Subarea Plan Discussion

Recommended Action
Committee Recommendation:
The Land Use & Environment Committee recommends discussion and future approval the draft Subarea Plan. The Subarea Plan tentatively set to come before the City Council for formal action at the July 9, 2024 Council meeting.

City Manager Recommendation:
Discuss Capital Mall Triangle Subarea Plan.

Whether to discuss Capital Mall Triangle Subarea Plan.

Staff Contact:
David Ginther, Senior Planner, Community Planning and Development, 360.753.8335

David Ginther, Senior Planner

Background and Analysis:
In 2014, the Olympia Comprehensive Plan was updated following significant public outreach and multiple public participation opportunities. The five-year long update effort included 30 public meetings and resulted in approximately 2,000 public comments. The adopted Comprehensive Plan contains a vision for the Capital Mall area to:

1. Eventually transition to a high-density mixed-use neighborhood where people can walk, bike, or take the bus to obtain goods, services, and entertainment.
2. Keep the subarea a regional draw for the retailers and other businesses.

The main purpose of the Capital Mall Triangle planning project is to determine how to facilitate the vision articulated in the Comprehensive Plan. The subarea plan contains the vision, goals, and implementation recommendations to help move the area towards the community's vision for the area.

The community input received over the past two years contains three main themes: 1) safe and comfortable mobility for all forms of transportation, 2) a livable and complete urban neighborhood that is also economically healthy, and 3) a climate resilient, environmentally friendly, and sustainable area. These themes are woven throughout the plan and are explained in detail in Chapter 3.

Recommendations in the plan can be grouped into a few broad categories. These include the following:
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