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Environment

 

Growth Management

  • Snohomish County Council Forwards Docket Requests for Further Study

    Posted on Mar 25, 2022 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Builders Councils
    • RBC
    • Industry Issues
    • Growth Management
    This week the Snohomish County Council voted to forward several docket requests related to the 2024 Comprehensive Plan Update to Planning and Development Services (PDS) for further review.
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  • PSRC Adopts Regional Housing Strategy

    Posted on Mar 4, 2022 in:
    • RBC
    • Growth Management
    • Industry Issues
    • Builders Councils
    • Advocacy
    The Puget Sound Regional Council’s Executive Board (PSRC) adopted the updated Regional Housing Strategy (RHS) in February.
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Housing Affordability

  • New Priced-Out Data for State and Region Released

    Posted on Mar 11, 2022 in:
    • Industry Issues
    • Housing Affordability
    • RBC
    • Builders Councils
    • Advocacy
    National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has released new Priced-Out Estimates for 2022 showing the effects of higher prices and interest rates on housing affordability.
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Permitting

  • Advance Kent Dashboard Live

    Posted on Mar 25, 2022 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Industry Issues
    • Permitting
    • Builders Councils
    • RBC
    The City of Kent has just launched a public facing dashboard to track and measure citywide progress toward Council goals using performance metrics
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  • MBAKS Files Amicus Brief in Support of Vested Rights

    Posted on Mar 18, 2022 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Industry Issues
    • Builders Councils
    • RBC
    • Permitting
    MMK Law has filed an Amicus Curiae Brief with the Court of Appeals, Division I on behalf of MBAKS, in an effort to protect vested rights.
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  • Bothell Updates Permit Review and Issuance Policy

    Posted on Mar 18, 2022 in:
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    • Permitting
    • Builders Councils
    • DBIC
    The City of Bothell has updated and condensed its building permit review and issuance policy.
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Taxes and Fees

  • Stanwood City Council Adopts Updated Park Impact Fees and Fee Schedule

    Posted on Mar 25, 2022 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Industry Issues
    • Taxes & Fees
    • Builders Councils
    • DBIC
    This week, the Stanwood City Council held a public hearing and unanimously adopted increases to park impact fees. An update was previously circulated for public review in 2019, but due to Covid-19 adoption of the ordinance was delayed.
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  • Kirkland Approves Updates to Public Works Fee Schedule

    Posted on Mar 25, 2022 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Industry Issues
    • Taxes & Fees
    The city adopted amendments to the Public Works fee schedule for water and sewer connections and facilities charges.
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  • Woodinville Adopts New Fee Structure and Fees

    Posted on Mar 25, 2022 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Industry Issues
    • Taxes & Fees
    • Builders Councils
    • RBC
    Last year, the city of Woodinville contracted with FCS Group to perform a cost-of-service study for permitting services related to building, land use planning, environmental, and engineering activities.
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