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Residential Builders Council (RBC)

The Residential Builders Council (RBC) works to address regulatory issues in King County and its local municipalities. Members are invited to participate in roundtable discussions on local issues affecting day-to-day business and stay in the know with weekly newsletters.

Contact a staff liaison below to subscribe to our builder council newsletters or get help with an issue in your jurisdiction.

Staff Liaisons

Jennifer Anderson
425.460.8240
King County Manager

Gina Clark
425.460.8224
King County Manager

rbc@mbaks.com

Council Leadership

Joe Herr
Terrene Homes
2020 RBC Chair

Upcoming Events and Meetings

Wednesday
Mar 3

Developer-Builder Issues Council (DBIC)

Solving Snohomish County issues starts with you.
Thursday
Mar 4

Seattle Builders Council (SBC)

Virtually break bread and discuss ways to enable business to operate more efficiently in Seattle.
Thursday
Mar 11

Residential Builders Council (RBC)

Build better, build smarter.
Thursday
Apr 1

Seattle Builders Council (SBC)

Virtually break bread and discuss ways to enable business to operate more efficiently in Seattle.

Wednesday
Apr 7

Developer-Builder Issues Council (DBIC)

Solving Snohomish County issues starts with you.
Thursday
Apr 8

Residential Builders Council (RBC)

Build better, build smarter.

Jurisdictions

Need help with an issue in one of the following jurisdictions, utilities, or departments? We want to work with you. Contact a King County staff liaison today.

 

Local Issue Updates

See what we've done recently on issues impacting the building industry in King County.


  • Bellevue Adopts Fee Simple and ADU Amendments

    Posted on Feb 19, 2021 in:
    • Industry Issues
    • Builders Councils
    • Building Codes
    • RBC
    • Advocacy
    On Tuesday, Feb. 16, the Bellevue City Council unanimously adopted two land use code amendments (LUCA) that are priority legislation for MBAKS. The LUCAs enable fee simple ownership of townhomes and remove the three-year wait restriction for attached accessory dwelling units.
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  • WRIA 8 & 9 Watershed Plans Moving for Preliminary Approval

    Posted on Feb 5, 2021 in:
    • Advocacy
    • RBC
    • Industry Issues
    • Environment
    The WRIA 8 and WRIA 9 Restoration and Enhancement Committees, which develop or update plans that offset potential impacts to instream flows associated with new permit exempt (PE) domestic water use, have reached interim agreement on the final draft watershed plans. The plans have been distributed to committee members for internal review and approval. The final votes to approve the plans by full Committee are scheduled for Feb. 23.
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  • Tukwila Approves Subdivision, Plat, and Zoning Amendments

    Posted on Jan 29, 2021 in:
    • RBC
    • Builders Councils
    • Building Codes
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    On Monday, January 25, the Tukwila City Council approved amendments to Tukwila Municipal Code Title 17, Subdivisions and Plats, and Title 18, Zoning.
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