Lacey City Council To Consider Final Approval of Steilacoom/Marvin Annexation

Submitted by City of Lacey

The Lacey City Council will consider the final approval of the Steilacoom/Marvin Annexation at their regular meeting on Thursday, May 20 at 4 p.m. If approved, the annexation will take effect June 1, 2021.

The Steilacoom/Marvin Annexation began as an owner-initiated annexation and included approximately 260 acres of private and publicly owned properties centered around the area known as “Mushroom Corner,” which includes Ostrom’s Mushroom Farm, the Regional Athletic Complex, Nisqually Middle School, and Lacey Fire District 3 Station 34. On November 15, 2018, the City Council formally acted upon a petition for annexation using the 60% petition method (RCW 35A.14.120).

On November 30, 2018, the City of Lacey filed a petition with the Boundary Review Board for Thurston County. In a decision dated April 23, 2019, the Boundary Review Board required an expansion of the annexation boundaries by an additional 150 acres to include the Hawks Ridge, Bicentennial, Steilacoom Heights, Hawks Glen, and Hidden Forest neighborhoods.

Following the Boundary Review Board decision, the City of Lacey and Thurston County have been negotiating a transfer of assets. With the April 1, 2021, approval of a Memorandum of Understanding, the annexation moves forward to the City Council for final review and consideration.

For more information, contact Ryan Andrews, City of Lacey Planning Manager, at RAndrews@ci.lacey.wa.us or 360.491.5642.

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