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We want to ensure our residential building professionals and community members are able to do what they do—live and work productively.

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Building Codes

  • Kent Adopts Reduced Side Yard Setbacks

    Posted on Dec 15, 2017 in:
    • Building Codes
    • Advocacy
    The Kent City Council has adopted the 2016 docketed code amendments, which included a request from your Association to allow for 5-foot side yard setbacks as part of its consent calendar.
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  • Density Bonus Added for Townhomes in Snohomish County

    Posted on Dec 8, 2017 in:
    • Building Codes
    • Advocacy
    Snohomish County has enacted a Planned Residential Development (PRD) density bonus for fee simple townhouse projects, which should further incentivize the growing popularity of townhome development.
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Growth Management

  • MBA Releases Housing Attainability Issue Brief

    Posted on Feb 28, 2017 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Growth Management
    The Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties has prepared this issue brief to discuss ways we can make housing more attainable and make the Growth Management Act work as intended.
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Housing Affordability


Taxes and Fees


Workforce Development

  • MBAKS Workforce: Why Should I Enter the Trades?

    Posted on Oct 27, 2017 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Workforce Development
    The Puget Sound region is a great place to live and work, as reflected in the fast pace of growth over the past decade. More people coming to the region means we need more people working in skilled trades—to build housing, commercial space, infrastructure, and transportation projects.
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