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  • Sammamish Sewer Connection Moratorium Remains in Place

    Posted on Apr 2, 2021 in:
    • Industry Issues
    • Permitting
    • RBC
    • Builders Councils
    • Advocacy
    The Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District (District) held a public hearing on March 29 on the 90-day emergency sewer connection moratorium. During the meeting, no decision was made to lift or extend the moratorium which remains in effect until May 24, 2021.
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  • Low Supply Continues to Push Home Prices Higher

    Posted on Apr 1, 2021 in:
    • Builder's Bulletin
    The median price of single-family homes and condos rose to $679,075 in King County and $576,050 in Snohomish County in February, data from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service show. Home prices are rising amid continued strong demand and low supply of homes for sale. King County had less than a months’ supply of homes for sale in February, while Snohomish County had less than two weeks’ supply.
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  • Snohomish County Releases ADU Ordinance

    Posted on Mar 26, 2021 in:
    • Builders Councils
    • Industry Issues
    • DBIC
    • Building Codes
    • Advocacy
    Snohomish County Planning and Development Services has submitted its accessory dwelling unit code change proposal to the County Council. The ordinance has already gone through the Planning Commission and will be briefed before the Council before a public hearing is set.
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  • SeaTac Further Reduces Parking Requirements

    Posted on Mar 26, 2021 in:
    • Building Codes
    • Industry Issues
    • RBC
    • Advocacy
    In an attempt to further spur homebuilding, City Council approved amendments to Chapter 15 of the SeaTac Municipal Code (SMC), allowing residential developments located within the City Center Overlay District to reduce the number of required parking spaces by up to 35%.
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  • Lake Stevens Council Approves Southeast Interlocal Annexation

    Posted on Mar 26, 2021 in:
    • Growth Management
    • Industry Issues
    • DBIC
    • Advocacy
    This week, the Lake Stevens City Council approved the city’s proposed Southeast Interlocal Annexation. Before the annexation can be effective, the County Council will need to adopt an ordinance to approve the ILA and the boundary review board process will need to be carried out. The proposed effective date is May 28, 2021.
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