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  • Kent Launches New Online Tool to Track Development Activity

    Posted on Aug 28, 2020 in:
    • RBC
    • Permitting
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    BuildKentWA gives details on a variety of projects around the city. Projects are organized by those coming soon and those currently under construction, as well as those with Public Notice and Public Comment requirements.
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  • SeaTac Invites Amendments to Comp Plan and Development Regulations

    Posted on Aug 28, 2020 in:
    • Industry Issues
    • Growth Management
    • RBC
    • Advocacy
    SeaTac is in the process of amending its Comprehensive Plan which is the overall vision for how the city should grow and change to meet regional demands of growth. The biennial amendment process includes an opportunity for community members to propose amendments to the Comp Plan.
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  • Snohomish County EDDS Changes to be Effective November 1

    Posted on Aug 28, 2020 in:
    • Building Codes
    • Industry Issues
    • DBIC
    • Advocacy
    Several positive changes and interpretations are in the works, including changes to object-height distance from 1.5’ to 2’ and frontage improvement changes. Some issues remain a work in progress, such as design speed technicalities.
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  • Housing Supply Continues to Fall Short of Demand

    Posted on Aug 25, 2020 in:
    • Builder's Bulletin
    The supply of housing inventory for sale in July remained very low in the Seattle market, with 1.13 months’ supply in King County and just 0.73 months’ supply in Snohomish County, according to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service. Meanwhile, single-family permits in the Seattle metro area (including King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties) were down 7% and multifamily permits down by 11% in June, compared to the same period last year.
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  • Lake Stevens School District Updates Impact Fee Proposal

    Posted on Aug 21, 2020 in:
    • Advocacy
    • DBIC
    • Taxes & Fees
    • Industry Issues
    The new fee proposal is lower than the previous. The County will consider and adopt all the school district’s fees as part of the 2020 budget process, with new numbers going into effect January 1, 2021.
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