NEWS & BLOG

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  • 2020 Primary Endorsements

    Posted on Jun 3, 2020 in:
    • MBAKS News
    • Endorsements
    • AHC
    • Advocacy
    Each election cycle, our Affordable Housing Council (AHC) interviews candidates at the city, county, and state levels to determine their degree of support for our industry. The following candidates have received an AHC endorsement for the 2020 election cycle.
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  • 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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  • Seattle Seeking Changes to Rule Governing Trees

    Posted on May 29, 2020 in:
    • SBC
    • Industry Issues
    • Environment
    • Advocacy
    The proposed draft Director’s Rule expands the definition of exceptional trees and establishes a definition of significant trees as trees at least six inches in diameter that are not exceptional.
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  • June 2020 Builders Bulletin: Significant Job Losses Reported Throughout Region, State

    Posted on May 29, 2020 in:
    • Builder's Bulletin
    The unemployment rate for Seattle, Bellevue, and Everett jumped to 14.5% in April, reflecting major job losses due to COVID-19.
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  • Bellevue Adopts Reduced Parking Requirements Near Rapid Transit

    Posted on May 22, 2020 in:
    • RBC
    • Industry Issues
    • Building Codes
    • Advocacy
    Market rate multifamily and affordable housing projects will be required to provide .75 spaces per unit. A parking study is required to provide less than the newly established minimums.
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