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  • SEPA Exemption Ordinance Adopted by Snohomish County Council

    Posted on Sep 30, 2022 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Building Codes
    • Builders Councils
    • DBIC
    • Industry Issues
    On Wednesday, September 28, the Snohomish County Council unanimously adopted Ordinance 22-037 related to SEPA exemptions for infill development.
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  • Builders Bulletin: Home Prices Leveling Off, Still See Annual Gain

    Posted on Sep 30, 2022 in:
    • Builders Bulletin
    King County’s August median home price of $815,000 stayed relatively flat compared to the previous month, which was $810,000. Snohomish County saw a month-over-month dip in its median home price of single-family homes and condos—from $737,500 in July to $700,000 in August. Year-over-year prices were up 5.6% in King County and 4.9% in Snohomish County.
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  • Mountlake Terrace Council Approves Switch to HE Process

    Posted on Sep 23, 2022 in:
    • DBIC
    • Advocacy
    • Builders Councils
    • Permitting
    • Industry Issues
    This week the Mountlake Terrace City Council unanimously approved moving to a Hearing Examiner system of project approvals.
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  • Snohomish City Council Votes 4-3 to Decline MFTE Expansion

    Posted on Sep 23, 2022 in:
    • DBIC
    • Industry Issues
    • Building Codes
    • Builders Councils
    • Advocacy
    This week, the Snohomish City Council held a public hearing on and declined by a vote of 4-3 the designation of the Midtown District as a residential targeted area as well as updates to its multifamily tax exemption (MFTE) program to require more affordable units (10% for 8-year and 25% for 12-year).
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  • Seattle Townhome Reform Legislation Voted in to Law

    Posted on Sep 23, 2022 in:
    • Industry Issues
    • SBC
    • Builders Councils
    • Building Codes
    • Advocacy
    The Seattle City Council this week adopted townhome reform legislation (CB 120394) backed by MBAKS by a vote of 8-1 (Councilmember Alex Pedersen opposed).
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