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Built by Blue Sound Construction, designed by MaKe Design, photos by Alex Hayden
  • Department of Commerce Releases Housing Memo

    Posted on Jul 19, 2019 in:
    • Housing Affordability
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    This memo addresses barriers to housing production and affordability in Washington and provides 46 tools aimed at assisting local governments in improving housing affordability.
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  • PSRC Releases Draft Growth Plan to Public

    Posted on Jul 19, 2019 in:
    • Growth Management
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    By 2050, the four-county region of King, Snohomish, Pierce, and Kitsap is expected to add 1.8 million people, reaching a total population of 5.8 million. An anticipated 1.2 million more jobs are forecast by 2050.
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  • SDCI Updates Seattle Council Members on Permit Backlog

    Posted on Jul 17, 2019 in:
    • Permitting
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    SDCI Director Nathan Torgelson, recently made a presentation in front of the Seattle City Council’s Planning, Land Use, and Zoning Committee to update Council Members on the existing permit backlog and what the department is doing to address it.
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  • 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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