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Built by Blue Sound Construction, designed by MaKe Design, photos by Alex Hayden
  • Snohomish County to Allow Pre-Application EDDS Deviations in 6-Month Pilot Project

    Posted on Dec 7, 2018 in:
    • Industry Issues
    • Building Codes
    • Advocacy
    The program will go into effect January 1, 2019, and MBAKS will advocate for making it permanent.
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  • Seattle Proposes Code Changes to Support Electric Vehicle Readiness

    Posted on Dec 7, 2018 in:
    • Building Codes
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    As part of Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s Climate Action Strategy, the Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) released a proposal that would require power outlets for electric vehicle charging in new development that includes off-street parking.
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  • MBAKS Launches Workforce Development Resource

    Posted on Dec 7, 2018 in:
    • Industry Issues
    • Workforce Development
    • Advocacy
    The Puget Sound region is booming. Now more than ever, we need people to enter the skilled trades to build the housing, commercial space, infrastructure, and transportation projects necessary to accommodate our growing community.
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  • Snohomish County Adopts Park Impact Fee Vesting Ordinance

    Posted on Dec 7, 2018 in:
    • Vesting
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    The Snohomish County Council has unanimously voted to adopt an ordinance that vests park impact fees at the point of complete application. Review the complete ordinance, as well as the amendment related to vesting.
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  • Redmond Approves 2019 User Fees

    Posted on Dec 7, 2018 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Taxes & Fees
    • Industry Issues
    Solid progress has been made with the city and your association to streamline processes to reduce fees. Your association will continue that work over the next 45 to 60 days to reduce fees for SFR in the new schedule and bring amendments to council for approval.
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Photo courtesy Blue Sound Construction, builder; MaKe Design, architect; and Alex Hayden, photographer