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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

 

Environment

 

Growth Management

 

Housing Affordability

  • NAHB Releases Priced-Out Estimates for 2020

    Posted on Feb 7, 2020 in:
    • Housing Affordability
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    NAHB’s latest report estimates that for every $1,000 increase in the price of home in the Seattle/Bellevue/Tacoma market, 1,161 people are priced out, meaning they no longer quality for a mortgage after the price increase.
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Permitting

  • Lake Stevens Council Holds Public Hearing on Permit Extensions

    Posted on May 29, 2020 in:
    • DBIC
    • Permitting
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    The ordinance authorizes the Director of Planning and Community Development or designee to approve six-month extensions beyond those allowed by code to promote a speedy recovery of the building industry affected by COVID-19 restrictions.
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  • SDOT Working on Policy for Extension of Street Use Permits

    Posted on May 15, 2020 in:
    • Industry Issues
    • Permitting
    • Advocacy
    During this unprecedented time, SDOT does not currently have the authority to waive fees. They are in the process of seeking the authority and mechanism to defer/waive fees for this scenario from the city’s Budget Office and Mayor’s Office.
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  • King County Hearing Examiners Office Moving to Virtual Meetings

    Posted on May 15, 2020 in:
    • Industry Issues
    • Permitting
    • Advocacy
    Initially the HE’s office was hesitant to move its meetings to virtual, but projects need to move forward since it’s uncertain when large groups may gather again.
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  • PSE’s Energize Eastside Project Advancing

    Posted on May 8, 2020 in:
    • Industry Issues
    • Permitting
    • Advocacy
    The Richards Creek substation work is on track in Bellevue. The Renton permit for the project has been approved and no appeals were received. PSE staff continues to work with the city of Newcastle staff.
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Taxes and Fees

 

Workforce Development

  • BIAW Education Scholarships and Grants Available

    Posted on May 1, 2020 in:
    • Community Stewardship
    • Industry Issues
    • Industry News
    • Builders
    • Workforce Development
    • Advocacy
    BIAW has extended the deadline for scholarship and grant applications to June 19. Students applying to any Washington state accredited community, vocational/technical college, or university who can demonstrate a funding need to complete a program in a construction-related field of study are eligible.
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