Neighborhood centers: Olympia commission seeks public feedback

The Olympia Planning Commission will host a public open house about creating more neighborhood centers in the city, and the community is encouraged to provide feedback.

The city’s 20-year comprehensive plan calls for more neighborhood centers, which are clusters of businesses within a 20-minute or half-mile walk from someone’s home. These centers typically serve the daily retail and service needs for residents. One example is the Wildwood Building at 2822 Capitol Way SE, which contains a grocer, coffee shop and restaurants.

The informational open house begins at 5:30 p.m. Monday (Nov. 17) at City Hall. The planning commission will use the public input to make a recommendation to the Olympia City Council regarding future priorities for neighborhood centers. Written comments may be submitted to cpdinfo@ci.olympia.wa.us.