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  • Issaquah City Council Adopts ‘EV’ Proposal

    Posted on Apr 9, 2021 in:
    • RBC
    • Building Codes
    • Industry Issues
    • Builders Councils
    • Advocacy
    On Monday, April 5, the Issaquah City Council adopted the Electric Vehicle (EV) readiness proposal that requires EV prewiring and Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) in new development. The adopted ordinance becomes effective on April 13.
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  • King County Releases Draft of 2021 CPPs and Urban Growth Capacity Report

    Posted on Apr 9, 2021 in:
    • Growth Management
    • Industry Issues
    • RBC
    • Builders Councils
    • Advocacy
    King County has released its public review draft of the 2021 Countywide Planning Policies and Urban Growth Capacity Report. Comments will be accepted until May 5 and will be discussed by the Growth Management Policy Council at its May 26 and June 23 meetings, before advancing a recommendation for formal adoption.
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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:
    • Builders 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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  • 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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