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THURSTON COUNTY

Developer pulls permit application

A developer has withdrawn a grading-permit application for a road to serve seven building lots off Schirm Loop Road Northwest.

Paul Muirhead of Muirhead Construction withdrew the application after Thurston County issued a revised environmental ruling requiring additional stormwater drainage and erosion-control measures.

The measures, which the county did not initially require, were new paving requirements, a soils report, a revised drainage plan that includes calculations for full build-out of the seven lots, and a landscape plan that calls for planting at least 20 trees and designs for landscaping on all seven lots.

The county's revised environmental determination came after neighbors, in May, appealed the first ruling, saying the county's initial directive didn't do enough to prevent worsening of stormwater drainage into Eld Inlet.

LACEY

Council to talk about SPSCC's future site

The proposed future site of South Puget Sound Community College is on the Lacey City Council agenda tonight. The council will discuss amending its comprehensive plan to allow for the college in a place that's set aside for light-industrial use.

The 55-acre property, at Marvin Road and 32nd Avenue Northeast, was purchased two years ago for a permanent campus by 2015. The college has been leasing space for its Hawks Prairie Center since the Lacey site opened in 1995.

The council will consider the amendment at its meeting at 7 p.m. at Lacey City Hall, 420 College St.

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