NEWS & BLOG

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  • SCT Working on Planning Policies for Countywide Centers Proceeding

    Posted on May 8, 2020 in:
    • Industry Issues
    • Growth Management
    • Advocacy
    Cities are currently working to identify locations for the centers within their borders, and will then work cooperatively with Snohomish County to identify center locations in unincorporated areas.
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  • Kirkland Adopts Increased Penalties and Fines for Illegal Removal and Damage of Trees

    Posted on May 8, 2020 in:
    • Industry Issues
    • Environment
    • Advocacy
    Language was strengthened to apply code equitably to residents and developers, and additional language was added to hold the city accountable for replacing damaged or removed trees on municipal property.
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  • BIAW Education Scholarships and Grants Available

    Posted on May 1, 2020 in:
    • Community Stewardship
    • Industry Issues
    • Industry News
    • Builders
    • Workforce Development
    • Advocacy
    BIAW has extended the deadline for scholarship and grant applications to June 19. Students applying to any Washington state accredited community, vocational/technical college, or university who can demonstrate a funding need to complete a program in a construction-related field of study are eligible.
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  • Everett Adopts Emergency Ordinance on Permit and Land Use Application Extensions

    Posted on May 1, 2020 in:
    • Permitting
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    The ordinance will take effect immediately, however the council is required to hold a public hearing on the emergency ordinance within 60 days. We do not expect that hearing to be controversial.
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  • Seattle Passes Emergency Legislation Related to

    Posted on May 1, 2020 in:
    • Industry Issues
    • Permitting
    • Advocacy
    The emergency bill, as passed, allows development projects that would normally move through the Full Design Review process to move through Administrative Design Review (ADR) and affordable housing development projects to be exempted from the ADR process altogether.
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