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  • Snohomish County EDDS Changes Officially Adopted

    Posted on Sep 17, 2021 in:
    • Building Codes
    • Advocacy
    • Industry Issues
    • DBIC
    • Builders Councils
    The Snohomish County Engineer has signed EDDS changes sought by our association related to Chapters 1, 3, and 8 of the County’s Engineering Design and Development Standards, aimed at making more efficient road and pedestrian facility standards.
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  • Seattle Builders Council Hears Condominium Law Presentation

    Posted on Sep 10, 2021 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Builders Councils
    • SBC
    • Industry Issues
    • Housing Affordability
    Seattle attorney Tim Wilson of Wilson Law Group of WA gave a presentation to the Seattle Builders Council (SBC) on current condominium law. This creates the unique opportunity to increase density and home ownership opportunities.
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  • Snohomish County Looks to Expand Development Agreement Options

    Posted on Sep 10, 2021 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Building Codes
    • Industry Issues
    • DBIC
    • Builders Councils
    The Snohomish County Council is working on code change provisions to potentially expand the use of development agreements to better address proposals that may be consistent with adopted County policies but are inconsistent with specific codes.
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  • MBAKS Opposes Proposed Sammamish Amended School Impact Fee

    Posted on Sep 3, 2021 in:
    • Industry Issues
    • Taxes & Fees
    • RBC
    • Builders Councils
    • Advocacy
    On September 2, the Sammamish Planning Commission held a public hearing on proposed amendments to Chapter 21A.105 SMC – School Impact Fees, regarding the local impact percentage the developer contributes to the school impact fee calculation.
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  • Snohomish County Adjusts Final Lift Bond Calculations

    Posted on Aug 27, 2021 in:
    • Builders Councils
    • Industry Issues
    • Taxes & Fees
    • Advocacy
    • DBIC
    Responding to MBAKS and member concerns over cost, Snohomish County Public Works has adjusted its final lift bond calculation worksheet and released the worksheet and other supporting documents.
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