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Built by Blue Sound Construction, designed by MaKe Design, photos by Alex Hayden
  • How Should VISION 2050 Address Housing and Housing Affordability?

    Posted on Jul 6, 2018 in:
    • Housing Affordability
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    Recently, the Growth Management Policy Board discussed how the region should plan for current and future housing needs in VISION 2050. A presentation on current housing policies and data kicked off the board’s discussion.
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  • Kirkland Geologically Hazardous Areas Ordinance in Effect

    Posted on Jul 6, 2018 in:
    • Building Codes
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    The updated ordinance will apply when development is on property that is identified as a seismic or landslide hazard area, along with site-specific geotechnical reports.
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  • Updated Common Interest Community Requirement Information Available

    Posted on Jul 6, 2018 in:
    • Building Codes
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    The 2018 legislature adopted a slew of new requirements that apply to condominiums, subdivisions, and other planned communities. JMMK Law has provided a summary of areas of interest to MBAKS members regarding these requirements.
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  • Master Builders Association Names Lowe Director of Government Affairs

    Posted on Jul 5, 2018 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Press Releases
    • MBAKS News
    MBAKS Executive Director Kat Sims says, “In our continued efforts to advocate for the builders and residents of our great region, Marco’s experience with city government will be an asset to our association members as well as the cities and homeowners for which they build market-rate, middle-income and affordable-housing options.”
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  • MBAKS Member Companies Dominate 100 Best Places to Work List

    Posted on Jul 2, 2018 in:
    • MBAKS News
    • Industry News
    Every year, Seattle Business magazine puts out their list of the 100 best companies to work for, based on anonymous employee survey responses. Full disclosure, we were a little perturbed Seattle Business magazine didn’t expand the list to 3,000 and put all our awesome members on the list, but there’s always next year.
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Photo courtesy Blue Sound Construction, builder; MaKe Design, architect; and Alex Hayden, photographer