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Built by Blue Sound Construction, designed by MaKe Design, photos by Alex Hayden
  • 2019 Primary Endorsements

    Posted on Jul 16, 2019 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 2019 election cycle.
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  • Issaquah Discusses Update to Impact and Mitigation Fees

    Posted on Jul 12, 2019 in:
    • Taxes & Fees
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    This update will include fire and traffic impact fees, as well as bike and pedestrian, police, and general government building mitigation fees. Cumulatively, this proposal will result in a $3,305.87 increase for single family and $1,914.77 for multifamily.
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  • Snohomish County Buildable Land Report Update Underway

    Posted on Jul 12, 2019 in:
    • Growth Management
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    Snohomish County Tomorrow received an update recently on Snohomish County’s Buildable Lands Report—which is scheduled for completion and adoption by June 2021. The Report is a key component of the 2023 Comprehensive Plan Update.
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  • MBAKS Supports Funds to Improve I-5

    Posted on Jul 12, 2019 in:
    • Growth Management
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    Over the next 20 years, it is estimated that more than $4 billion is needed to maintain I-5 roadways, bridges, and pavement. Urban and rural communities (and economies) served by this section of I-5 include more than four million residents, or 60% of the state’s population.
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  • Snohomish County Adopts Shoreline Master Program Update

    Posted on Jul 12, 2019 in:
    • Environment
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    Two new positive aspects of the legislation include a blanket change of nonconforming uses to conforming and allowing setback averaging for a new home where there is an existing, neighboring home with a different setback than required under current code.
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