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Built by Blue Sound Construction, designed by MaKe Design, photos by Alex Hayden
  • Duvall Adopts Changes in Calculation of Traffic Impact Fee

    Posted on Apr 20, 2018 in:
    • Taxes & Fees
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    Public Works Director Boyd Benson proposed at the April 17 city council hearing that the city approve a resolution authorizing the traffic impact fee to be adjusted by using a three-year rolling average of the Engineering News-Record Construction Cost Index.
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  • King County Adopts Administrative Approval Ordinance

    Posted on Apr 20, 2018 in:
    • Permitting
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    On Monday, April 16, the King County Council voted unanimously to adopt Ordinance 2017-0436, allowing for administrative approval of final plats. This measure will bring greater predictability and efficiency to the permit process by reducing unnecessary delays at final plat approval.
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  • May 2018 Builder's Bulletin: Job Growth Still Driving Strong Demand for Housing

    Posted on Apr 17, 2018 in:
    • Builder's Bulletin
    Data on jobs released by the Puget Sound Regional Council recently show the four-county region added 362,800 jobs between 2010 and 2017. At this pace, the region continues to add more than three jobs for every housing unit, placing continued strong demand on housing.
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  • Membership Minute: Square Peg Construction and Weld Seattle

    Posted on Apr 16, 2018 in:
    • Video
    • Member Stories
    • Community Stewardship
    Amy King of Square Peg Construction shares the story of how she founded Weld Seattle and how fellow developers can help their mission while also benefiting themselves. Weld is a nonprofit that provides transitional housing and pathways to employment for those in recovery and re-entry into society.
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  • Seattle City Council Approves Significant Changes to Parking Requirements

    Posted on Apr 13, 2018 in:
    • Industry Issues
    • Building Codes
    • Advocacy
    The Seattle City Council has approved an ordinance making significant amendments to parking requirements, the definition of “frequent transit service,” and off-street parking, to name a few. The controversial legislation passed 7-1, with Councilmember Lisa Herbold voting no.
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Photo courtesy Blue Sound Construction, builder; MaKe Design, architect; and Alex Hayden, photographer