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capital building

Building Codes

Environment

Growth Management

  • Lake Stevens City Council Adopts Comprehensive Plan Docket

    Posted on Nov 27, 2019 in:
    • Growth Management
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    MBAKS staff testified on issues pertaining to the land use element by applauding the inclusion of multifamily uses in the city’s waterfront residential and expressing concerns on the potential impacts of medium density residential areas switching from “gross” to “net” density.
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  • King County Continues Work on 2020 Comprehensive Plan Update

    Posted on Nov 8, 2019 in:
    • Growth Management
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    MBAKS previously expressed interest to King County staff and Council to further consider amendments to the County’s cottage housing and ADU codes. Both were identified by the Council as areas of interest.
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Housing Affordability

  • MBAKS Raises Concerns About Curb Ramp Installation Requirements

    Posted on Nov 22, 2019 in:
    • Housing Affordability
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    Where restorations or alterations are planned within the Seattle public right-of-way, curb ramps complying with the City of Seattle Standard Plans for Municipal Construction must be installed where the scope of work impacts the legal or marked crosswalk or sidewalks as identified by SDOT Director's Rule 01-2017.
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  • MBAKS Unveils 2020 State Legislative Priorities

    Posted on Oct 18, 2019 in:
    • Housing Affordability
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    This year is a short, 60-day session, but our agenda remains vigorous. Included initiatives are: Accessory Dwelling Unit legislation; missing middle housing; expansion of last year’s HB 1923; and WUCIOA (or Common Interest Community) changes and exemptions.
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Permitting

Taxes and Fees

Workforce Development