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Built by Blue Sound Construction, designed by MaKe Design, photos by Alex Hayden
  • Snohomish County Buildable Land Report Update Underway

    Posted on Jul 12, 2019 in:
    • Growth Management
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    Snohomish County Tomorrow received an update recently on Snohomish County’s Buildable Lands Report—which is scheduled for completion and adoption by June 2021. The Report is a key component of the 2023 Comprehensive Plan Update.
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  • MBAKS Supports Funds to Improve I-5

    Posted on Jul 12, 2019 in:
    • Growth Management
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    Over the next 20 years, it is estimated that more than $4 billion is needed to maintain I-5 roadways, bridges, and pavement. Urban and rural communities (and economies) served by this section of I-5 include more than four million residents, or 60% of the state’s population.
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  • Snohomish County Adopts Shoreline Master Program Update

    Posted on Jul 12, 2019 in:
    • Environment
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    Two new positive aspects of the legislation include a blanket change of nonconforming uses to conforming and allowing setback averaging for a new home where there is an existing, neighboring home with a different setback than required under current code.
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  • King County Releases Draft of Skyway-West Hill Subarea Plan

    Posted on Jul 3, 2019 in:
    • Growth Management
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    This proposal includes housing policies designed to increase the number of residential and mixed-use buildings in the areas near commercial centers and transit corridors and encourage new development in medium-density residential neighborhoods.
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  • Seattle City Council Unanimously Approves ADU Reform Legislation

    Posted on Jul 3, 2019 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Industry Issues
    • Building Codes
    The Seattle City Council voted July 1 to unanimously approve the long-awaited accessory dwelling unit (ADU) reform legislation. We’ve heard from many members that they have clients interested in building an ADU but have been awaiting the outcome of this legislation.
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Photo courtesy Blue Sound Construction, builder; MaKe Design, architect; and Alex Hayden, photographer