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  • Redmond Completes Housing Needs Assessment

    Posted on Jul 31, 2020 in:
    • Industry Issues
    • Housing Affordability
    • RBC
    • Advocacy
    The HSA assesses existing inventory and underproduction; future demand, needs, and gaps; and housing market dynamics. The HSA will be used by staff and lawmakers to adopt a Housing Action Plan.
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  • MBAKS Submits Comments to Sammamish EIS Scoping on Traffic Concurrency

    Posted on Jul 31, 2020 in:
    • Growth Management
    • Industry Issues
    • RBC
    • Advocacy
    The EIS is required at the direction of the Growth Management Hearings Board (GMHB), as part of the decision in Gerend v. Sammamish. The city must comply with all the GMHB orders by October 2020, with full agreement and sign-off by the parties by December 2020.
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  • King County Adopts 2020 Midpoint Update to Comprehensive Plan

    Posted on Jul 31, 2020 in:
    • Growth Management
    • RBC
    • Advocacy
    • Industry Issues
    After feedback from MBAKS, the Council provided amendments to the initial proposal to allow for increased flexibility for both cottage housing and ADU development.
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  • MBAKS Urging Members to Comment on Proposed Tree Rule in Seattle

    Posted on Jul 31, 2020 in:
    • Environment
    • Industry Issues
    • SBC
    • Advocacy
    The Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections has published Draft of the Director’s Rule (13-2020), regarding exceptional and significant trees. (Updated August 6)
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  • Snohomish County Planning Commission Passes ADU Ordinance

    Posted on Jul 31, 2020 in:
    • Building Codes
    • Industry Issues
    • DBIC
    • Advocacy
    If ultimately adopted by the County Council, the proposal would be perhaps the most generous in the region. Key provisions include no owner occupancy requirements, 1,600 square foot allowance, and permission to build both an attached and detached unit.
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