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  • Snohomish County Growth Monitoring Report Released

    Posted on Nov 13, 2020 in:
    • DBIC
    • Industry Issues
    • Growth Management
    • Advocacy
    The document is important in that it helps inform the Buildable Lands Report and ultimately the next comprehensive plan update. Numbers indicate that Snohomish County population has grown 16.4% since 2010, to reach 830,500 residents as of April 1, 2020.
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  • Edmonds Posts Tree Code Update Page

    Posted on Nov 13, 2020 in:
    • Industry Issues
    • DBIC
    • Environment
    • Advocacy
    The city of Edmonds has created a web page for interested persons to follow and participate in the update of its tree code. The city has taken the unfortunate step of adopting a four-month development moratorium until the project is complete.
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  • Everett City Council Adopts Rethink Zoning

    Posted on Nov 6, 2020 in:
    • DBIC
    • Building Codes
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    Rethink Zoning was a multiyear initiative to update, consolidate, and simplify the city’s zoning code by building on the success of the Metro Everett Plan. MBAKS submitted comments supporting the positive changes in the amendments and asking the city to continue the work on other pro-housing measures.
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  • Snohomish County Phase I EDDS Changes in Effect November 1

    Posted on Oct 30, 2020 in:
    • DBIC
    • Industry Issues
    • Building Codes
    • Advocacy
    Areas where changes were made include object height, trenches, allowing sidewalks in easements, design speed, elbow intersections, stopping sight distance, and more.
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  • Home Prices Continue to Rise

    Posted on Oct 28, 2020 in:
    • Builder's Bulletin
    Median home prices for single-family homes and condos rose more than 17% year-over-year in King and Snohomish counties in September 2020. The King County median home price was $698,230. In Snohomish County, it was $550,000.
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