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Built by Blue Sound Construction, designed by MaKe Design, photos by Alex Hayden
  • King County Delays Ingress/Egress Study

    Posted on May 10, 2019 in:
    • Building Codes
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    The report, requested by the King County Council, is now due June 2020. The council’s request for the report is driven by a desire to improve public safety, especially during inclement weather, to ensure emergency vehicle access.
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  • Seattle Releases Draft ADU Legislation

    Posted on May 10, 2019 in:
    • Building Codes
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    Studies show that ADUs are a cost-effective way to increase housing supply. Allowing more ADUs was one of the HALA recommendations nearly four years ago (July 2015), yet because of legal challenges, the council has not been able to act.
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  • Press Release: King and Snohomish County Remodelers Win REX/T-REX Awards

    Posted on May 6, 2019 in:
    • Remodelers Council
    • Press Releases
    • MBAKS News
    BELLEVUE, Wash.—May 4, 2019—The Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBAKS) hosted their Remodeling/Trades Remodeling Excellence (REX/T-REX) Awards at the Seattle Design Center. Dozens of local remodeling companies attended the dinner event to enjoy an evening dedicated to celebrating gorgeous and innovative remodeling projects.
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  • MBAKS Comments on Vision 2050 DSEIS

    Posted on May 3, 2019 in:
    • Growth Management
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    As part of the Puget Sound Regional Council’s (PSRC) Vision 2040 update, a draft supplemental environmental impact statement (DSEIS) is evaluating three growth alternatives: stay the course, reset urban growth, and transit-focused growth.
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  • Kirkland Updating Stormwater Management Plan

    Posted on Apr 26, 2019 in:
    • Environment
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    The Shoreline Management Act requires that each SMP be revised to stay up to date with laws and rules, Comprehensive Plan policies and development regulations, changed circumstances, and improved data.
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Photo courtesy Blue Sound Construction, builder; MaKe Design, architect; and Alex Hayden, photographer