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  • Countywide Planning Policies Adopted by County Council

    Posted on Oct 1, 2021 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Builders Councils
    • DBIC
    • Industry Issues
    • Growth Management
    The Snohomish County Council has completed its consideration and adoption of Countywide Planning Policy (CPP) changes. The CPP’s form the foundation of the 2024 Comprehensive Plan Update. Notable is that Council adopted the County Executive recommended version of the document and not that produced by Snohomish County Tomorrow.
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  • Marysville City Council Adopts Updates to Downtown Master Plan and MFTE

    Posted on Oct 1, 2021 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Builders Councils
    • DBIC
    • Building Codes
    This week, the Marysville City Council adopted updates to the city’s Downtown Master Plan (DMP) and Planned Action Ordinance (PAO). The DMP update expands the boundary and updates zoning and design standards.
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  • Snohomish County Adopts Updated Permit Fees

    Posted on Oct 1, 2021 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Builders Councils
    • DBIC
    • Industry Issues
    • Taxes & Fees
    The Snohomish County Council recently adopted Ordinance 21-048 that updates Planning and Development Services permit fees. The update is part two of the fee update initiated earlier this year.
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  • Kent Implements Procedure Change to Save Time

    Posted on Sep 24, 2021 in:
    In an effort to cut permit wait times before the new electronic permitting system goes live in October, Kent’s reviewers will provide comments to applicants as soon as comments are prepared, upon request.
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  • Duvall Adopts Emergency Interim Sewer Connection Certificate Moratorium

    Posted on Sep 24, 2021 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Builders Councils
    • RBC
    • Industry Issues
    • Permitting
    On Tuesday, September 21, the Duvall City Council adopted a citywide six-month interim emergency moratorium on the issuance of most sewer connection certificates.
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