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Built by Blue Sound Construction, designed by MaKe Design, photos by Alex Hayden
  • MBAKS Highlights Cottage Housing Ordinances, ADU Benefits

    Posted on Oct 16, 2018 in:
    • Built Green
    • Industry Issues
    • Building Codes
    • Issue Briefs
    • Advocacy
    On October 2, 2018, we took to social media to discuss the benefits of more flexible accessory dwelling unit (ADU) rules and various cottage housing ordinances throughout our two-county region.
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  • 2018 General Election Endorsements

    Posted on Oct 15, 2018 in:
    • MBAKS News
    • AHC
    • Advocacy
    Each election cycle, our Affordable Housing Council (AHC) interviews candidates at the city, county, and state levels to determine their degree of support for our industry. The following candidates have received an AHC endorsement for the 2018 election cycle.
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  • Stanwood Adopts 22% Utility Rate Increase Effective Jan. 1, 2019

    Posted on Oct 12, 2018 in:
    • Taxes & Fees
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    Projects are exempt if complete application has been submitted or a letter of completeness has been issued prior to January 1, 2019.
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  • Snohomish County Buildable Lands Report Work Begins

    Posted on Oct 12, 2018 in:
    • Industry Issues
    • Growth Management
    • Advocacy
    The Snohomish County Department of Planning and Development Services (PDS) has set June 2021 as the target date for adoption of its next buildable lands report. The report is a major piece of the next comprehensive plan update.
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  • Snohomish County Unanimously Passes School Impact Fee Vesting Ordinance

    Posted on Oct 5, 2018 in:
    • Vesting
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    The first-of-its-kind ordinance is intended to address skyrocketing impact fee rates that have made financing and feasibility for development projects extremely problematic.
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Photo courtesy Blue Sound Construction, builder; MaKe Design, architect; and Alex Hayden, photographer