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149 Hodgden Street South
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Tenino, Washington 98589
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Planning Commission

The Tenino Planning Commission is a volunteer board comprised of five citizens who review and make recommendations to the City Council on development proposals, subdivisions, rezones, and long-range planning projects such as changes to the Land Development Regulations and Comprehensive Plan. 

The Tenino Planning Commission is also authorized to make decisions on requests for Binding Site Plans, Conditional Use Permits, and Variances. 

Planning Commission meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month at Tenino City Hall at 6:00 p.m.

Planning Documents

Proposed Updates to Land Development Regulations

Text Amendment TXT2016-0001 - Critical Areas and Natural Resource Lands. The City Council voted 3-2 on August 8, 2017 to approve the proposed updates.  The changes will go into effect on November 1, 2017. Read Ordinance 880.

Text Amendment TXT2016-0002 - Uses. The city is in the process of updating its use standards in order to simplify and clarify regulations. Read the May 4, 2017, draft. Review the SEPA determination.

  • At its July 12, 2017 meeting, the Planning Commission made a recommendation for approval of the proposed updates.  The City Council began reviewing the proposal on July 25, 2017.

    Text Amendment TXT2016-0003 - West Tenino Water Rights. An application to remove language requiring - as part of a master plan - water rights sufficient to accommodate development in West Tenino. Review the SEPA determination.

    PUBLIC HEARING POSTPONED to the October 11, 2017, Planning Commission meeting.

    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held by the Tenino Planning Commission for considering the application listed below. All interested persons may appear and provide testimony. The Hearing will be held on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Tenino City Hall, 149 Hodgden St S, Tenino, WA. Information regarding the application may be obtained from Thurston Regional Planning Council, 2424 Heritage Ct. SW, Ste. A, Olympia, WA 98502. Written comments should be received by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in order to be included with the staff report, a copy of which will be available 5 days prior to the Hearing. Copies of application materials will be provided at the cost of reproduction.

    • Applicant: William Barnett
      Permit No: TXT2016-0003
      Request: Text Amendment approval, pursuant to Chapter 100.60, Legislative Decisions; Review Criteria and Section 100.40.120, Process V, Legislative Review, of the Tenino Municipal Code, to remove language requiring water rights sufficient to accommodate development be provided as part of a Master Plan for West Tenino.
      SEPA: A Determination of Nonsignificance was issued on May 18, 2017.
      Location: The amendment applies to all lands zoned West Tenino.

                Katrina Van Every
                Associate Planner TRPC
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