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King County Delays Ingress/Egress Study

Posted on May 10, 2019 in:
  • Building Codes
  • Industry Issues
  • Advocacy

The Permitting Division of King County has been granted a one-year extension for a report on subdivision ingress/egress. The report, requested by the King County Council, is now due June 2020. This allows your association additional time to discuss the implications with council and the Permitting Division.

The council’s request for the report is driven by a desire to improve public safety, especially during inclement weather, to ensure emergency vehicle access. Currently, County Code requires a single ingress/egress point for subdivisions with fewer than 100 lots and two for anything greater. There has been discussion that this threshold is too high. For perspective, Snohomish County requires two points of access for all subdivisions with greater than 40 lots. 

Contact King County Manager Jennifer Anderson, 425.460.8240, with any questions.

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