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  • Seattle Implementation of 2018 Codes Is March 15, 2021

    Posted on Dec 18, 2020 in:
    • Building Codes
    • Advocacy
    • Industry Issues
    • SBC
    The 2018 editions of the State Building and Energy codes become effective on Feb. 1, 2021. Seattle is the exception, with an implementation date of March 15, 2021. Please keep this date in mind if you wish to submit permit applications and vest to the current code.
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  • Shoreline Adopts Administrative Approval for Final Plats

    Posted on Dec 11, 2020 in:
    • Industry Issues
    • Permitting
    • RBC
    • Advocacy
    This change brings the final long plat approval process in alignment with the approval process for short plats. It is intended to promote efficiency in the final plat approval process.
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  • Kirkland Approves Sustainability Master Plan

    Posted on Dec 11, 2020 in:
    • Industry Issues
    • Built Green
    • Environment
    • RBC
    • Advocacy
    The plan has been in development since January 2019 and is intended to be a roadmap to identify best practices that allow Kirkland’s sustainability strategies to be implemented and measured. MBAKS and the Built Green team have been involved throughout the process.
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  • Permit Activity Uneven Across Seattle Metro Counties

    Posted on Dec 1, 2020 in:
    • Builder's Bulletin
    Recent building permit data for the Seattle metro area shows single-family and multifamily permits fell in King County by 8% and 26%, respectively, in September year-to-date compared to the same period last year. Meanwhile, permits are up in Snohomish and Pierce counties during the same period.
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  • Marysville City Council Approves Increases to School Impact Fees

    Posted on Nov 13, 2020 in:
    • Taxes & Fees
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    • DBIC
    Marysville, Lake Stevens, and Lakewood School Districts all serve Marysville. Marysville School District impact fees will remain at $0.00. However, there are substantial increases to the Lake Stevens and Lakewood fees.
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