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Built by Blue Sound Construction, designed by MaKe Design, photos by Alex Hayden
  • ​Sen. Palumbo, Matthew Gardner to Speak at Housing Solutions Breakfast

    Posted on Oct 19, 2018 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Press Releases
    • Events
    There is growing momentum in Olympia for housing reform in the upcoming 2019 legislative session. Come hear a wide range of views from the Seattle area’s top housing experts as we work to increase housing supply and address our housing affordability crisis.
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  • MBAKS Highlights Cottage Housing Ordinances, ADU Benefits

    Posted on Oct 16, 2018 in:
    • Built Green
    • Industry Issues
    • Building Codes
    • Issue Briefs
    • Advocacy
    On October 2, 2018, we took to social media to discuss the benefits of more flexible accessory dwelling unit (ADU) rules and various cottage housing ordinances throughout our two-county region.
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  • 2018 General Election Endorsements

    Posted on Oct 15, 2018 in:
    • MBAKS News
    • 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 2018 election cycle.
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  • Snohomish County Unanimously Passes School Impact Fee Vesting Ordinance

    Posted on Oct 5, 2018 in:
    • Vesting
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    The first-of-its-kind ordinance is intended to address skyrocketing impact fee rates that have made financing and feasibility for development projects extremely problematic.
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  • Final Environmental Impact Statement on Seattle’s Proposed ADU Ordinance Released

    Posted on Oct 5, 2018 in:
    • Industry Issues
    • Building Codes
    • Advocacy
    The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) analyzing three alternatives and Council’s preferred alternative for adopting a proposed Attached Accessory Dwelling Unit (AADU) and Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit (DADU) ordinance, was released on October 4, with a determination of no significant impact.
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Photo courtesy Blue Sound Construction, builder; MaKe Design, architect; and Alex Hayden, photographer