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  • MBAKS Testifies on Impacts of Rising Fees and Long Permit Timelines

    Posted on Sep 24, 2021 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Industry Issues
    • Taxes & Fees
    The Senate Housing & Local Govt Committee held a work session on Monday, Sept. 20, looking at, among other things, the rising cost to build housing caused by high fees and long permit timelines.
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  • Builders Bulletin: King County Permits Rebound

    Posted on Sep 22, 2021 in:
    • Builders Bulletin
    King County multifamily construction is on the upswing after three months of depressed permits following the implementation of the 2018 Energy Code. 91.7% of those multifamily units—and all of the multifamily growth in King County—are in buildings with five or more units; permits for two- to four-unit housing remain low. King County single-family permits have also hit a high for the year, although it is slightly lower than permit numbers at the same time last year. With less than one month of supply in both King and Snohomish counties, more housing production is desperately needed.
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  • Kent Implements Procedure Change to Save Time

    Posted on Sep 17, 2021 in:
    • RBC
    • Industry Issues
    • Permitting
    • Builders Councils
    • Advocacy
    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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  • SeaTac Council Adopts Housing Action Plan

    Posted on Sep 17, 2021 in:
    • Industry Issues
    • Housing Affordability
    • RBC
    • AHC
    • Advocacy
    The SeaTac City Council adopted its final draft Housing Action Plan (HAP) on Tuesday, September 14.
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  • 2021 General Endorsements

    Posted on Sep 17, 2021 in:
    • MBAKS News
    • Endorsements
    • 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 2021 election cycle.
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