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Homing In

Homing In focuses on housing, land use and growth management issues in King and Snohomish counties. Contributors include the government affairs team and leaders of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties. Public Affairs Director Allison Butcher is the editor.

 

Small-Lot and Microhousing Changes Discussed at Seattle Council Hearing

By Don Davis, Government Affairs Director – April 21, 2014
Last Friday, April 18, the Seattle City Council’s Planning, Land Use, and Sustainability (PLUS) Committee held a public hearing on small-lot legislation and a briefing on proposed changes to microhousing. Unfortunately the Department of Planning and Development’s (DPD) small-lot legislation makes the code more confusing and would have the unintended consequence of preventing existing single-family residents from adding on to their homes.

 

Your Association Holds Quarterly Round-Table with the City of Auburn

By Alex Wilford, South King County Manager – April 8, 2014
On Tuesday, April 8, The Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBA) held the first ever Quarterly Round-Table meeting with the city of Auburn at Auburn City Hall. The Round-Table meetings are chaired by Councilmember John Holman and provide a forum for early and informed discussions on issues that affect our industry. Councilmember Wayne Osborne also joined the discussion with Jeff Tate, Keven Snyder, and many MBA members.

 

King County Council Committee Assembles Buildable Lands Panel

By David Hoffman, North King County Manager and PAC Director – April 2, 2014
On Tuesday, April 1 the King County Council’s Transportation, Economy and Environment (TrEE) Committee convened a panel to discuss the 2014 Buildable Lands Report (BLR) and ideas for improving the process. Members of the panel included representatives from the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBA), the Seattle-King County Association of REALTORS (REALTORS), Forterra and the King County Executive’s Department of Performance Strategy and Budget.

 

Snohomish County Planning Commission Hears Tree Ordinance

By Mike Pattison, North Snohomish County Manager – March 26, 2014
On Tuesday, March 25, the Snohomish County Planning Commission held a public hearing on a proposed ordinance that would amend the county’s tree retention and replacement rules. The Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties was on hand to testify in support of the measure, which changes the approach to tree regulations to focus on long-term canopy coverage.

 

Residential Builders Council Holds First Meeting in New Location

By David Hoffman, North King County Manager and PAC Director – Feb. 13, 2014
The Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties’ (MBA) Residential Builders Council (RBC) held its monthly meeting at the MBA Housing Center in Bellevue today to discuss land use and other regulatory issues in King County and its cities.

 

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