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Built by Blue Sound Construction, designed by MaKe Design, photos by Alex Hayden
  • Snohomish County Pre-App Deviation Process Is Up and Running

    Posted on Jan 11, 2019 in:
    • Permitting
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    Snohomish County’s pre-application EDDS deviation submittal process is now accepting requests for such deviations following the required 30.66B pre-submittal conference. Currently this is a 6-month pilot project that we hope becomes permanent.
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  • MBAKS Working to Reduce WSDOT Reviewer Assignment Timelines

    Posted on Jan 11, 2019 in:
    • Permitting
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    The agency stated that they hope to have worked through their project backlog by this summer. They also encouraged applicants to set up pre-submittal meeting with their staff.
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  • Regional Affordable Housing Task Force Recommendations Approved

    Posted on Jan 11, 2019 in:
    • Housing Affordability
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    The Final Report includes a five-year action plan that sets a countywide goal of producing 44,000 homes affordable to people earning 50 percent of Area Median Income (AMI) and below by 2024.
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  • North Bend Considers New Medium Density Zone

    Posted on Jan 11, 2019 in:
    • Housing Affordability
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    The North Bend Planning Commission is beginning study sessions (see pages 93–111) to consider the possibility of adopting a medium density housing zone to fill the needs of workforce or missing middle housing.
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  • Alderwood Water and Wastewater Forms and Website Updated

    Posted on Jan 4, 2019 in:
    • Permitting
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    Alderwood Water and Wastewater District has updated information and application forms to reflect recent GFC and fee updates. Updates include availability, fire flow, AWWD general notes, developer extension application, and new easement forms.
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Photo courtesy Blue Sound Construction, builder; MaKe Design, architect; and Alex Hayden, photographer