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  • Builders Bulletin: King County Permits Rebound

    Posted on Sep 22, 2021 in:
    • Builders Bulletin
    King County multifamily construction is on the upswing after three months of depressed permits following the implementation of the 2018 Energy Code. 91.7% of those multifamily units—and all of the multifamily growth in King County—are in buildings with five or more units; permits for two- to four-unit housing remain low. King County single-family permits have also hit a high for the year, although it is slightly lower than permit numbers at the same time last year. With less than one month of supply in both King and Snohomish counties, more housing production is desperately needed.
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  • 2021 General Endorsements

    Posted on Sep 17, 2021 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 2021 election cycle.
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  • MBAKS Opposes Proposed Sammamish Amended School Impact Fee

    Posted on Sep 3, 2021 in:
    • Industry Issues
    • Taxes & Fees
    • RBC
    • Builders Councils
    • Advocacy
    On September 2, the Sammamish Planning Commission held a public hearing on proposed amendments to Chapter 21A.105 SMC – School Impact Fees, regarding the local impact percentage the developer contributes to the school impact fee calculation.
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  • Snohomish County Adjusts Final Lift Bond Calculations

    Posted on Aug 27, 2021 in:
    • Builders Councils
    • Industry Issues
    • Taxes & Fees
    • Advocacy
    • DBIC
    Responding to MBAKS and member concerns over cost, Snohomish County Public Works has adjusted its final lift bond calculation worksheet and released the worksheet and other supporting documents.
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  • Sammamish Sewer Connection Moratorium Expires

    Posted on Aug 27, 2021 in:
    • Industry Issues
    • Permitting
    • RBC
    • Builders Councils
    • Advocacy
    The Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District allowed the sewer connection moratorium on the northern part of the city to expire on August 23. With the moratorium expired, the District is once again accepting sewer connections with an adjusted process.
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