NEWS & BLOG

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  • Sammamish Sewer Connection Moratorium Expires

    Posted on Aug 27, 2021 in:
    • Industry Issues
    • Permitting
    • RBC
    • Builders Councils
    • Advocacy
    The Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District allowed the sewer connection moratorium on the northern part of the city to expire on August 23. With the moratorium expired, the District is once again accepting sewer connections with an adjusted process.
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  • Kenmore Adopts Development Moratorium in TOD Overlay District

    Posted on Aug 27, 2021 in:
    • RBC
    • Industry Issues
    • Permitting
    • Builders Councils
    • Advocacy
    On August 16, the Kenmore City Council unanimously adopted an emergency six-month moratorium on the acceptance of permits for any development within the TOD District Overlay.
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  • Builders Bulletin: Interactive Edition

    Posted on Aug 26, 2021 in:
    • Builders Bulletin
    Housing inventory remains low and housing prices continue to rise, with a 19.73% and 21.74% increase in median single-family home prices in King County and Snohomish County, respectively. In more optimistic news, construction employment in the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett metro area has hit a record high. Plus: Building permit activity is now available in an interactive format.
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  • OFM Releases April 1 Official Population Estimates

    Posted on Jul 23, 2021 in:
    • Builders Bulletin
    The Office of Financial Management (OFM) has posted its annual population update, which shows continued growth in the Puget Sound region. As of April 1, 2021, King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties added 66,200 people. According to The Seattle Times, the Seattle metropolitan area, which includes King, Pierce and Snohomish counties, now exceeds 4 million people.
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  • 2021 Primary Endorsements

    Posted on Jul 7, 2021 in:
    • MBAKS News
    • Endorsements
    • 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 2021 election cycle.
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