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We want to ensure our residential building professionals and community members are able to do what they do – live and work productively.

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Building Codes

  • Federal Way Adopts MF Code Changes, Moratorium to Expire

    Posted on May 26, 2017 in:
    • Building Codes
    • Advocacy
    The Federal Way City Council has adopted amendments to its multi-family, senior housing, and special needs housing code to address issues that drove the MF moratorium.
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  • Federal Way Considering Multifamily Housing Code Amendments

    Posted on Feb 10, 2017 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Building Codes
    The city of Federal Way has been under moratorium for multifamily development since June of last year, citing the need to reevaluate its zoning standards and MF development code as the driving force. The city has released its proposed amendments to the MF Development Code.
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  • Mercer Island Adopts Fire Sprinkler Ordinance

    Posted on Jan 6, 2017 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Building Codes
    • Builders
    On Tuesday, Jan. 3, the Mercer Island City Council voted 5-1 to adopt fire sprinklers for all new single family homes and substantial remodels.
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Environment

Growth Management

  • Snohomish County Releases Annual Growth Management Report

    Posted on Apr 7, 2017 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Growth Management
    Snohomish County has released the latest version of its annual Growth Monitoring Report. Included in the report are growth population trends, lot creation data, building permit activity, and more.
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  • MBA Releases Housing Attainability Issue Brief

    Posted on Feb 28, 2017 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Growth Management
    The Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties has prepared this issue brief to discuss ways we can make housing more attainable and make the Growth Management Act work as intended.
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  • Seattle City Council Approves U-District Upzone

    Posted on Feb 24, 2017 in:
    • Builders
    • Growth Management
    • Advocacy
    On Tuesday, Feb. 21, the Seattle City Council voted unanimously to allow University District building heights to increase up to 320 feet on streets near a planned light rail station and up to 240 feet in other areas.
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Housing Affordability

  • MBA Weighs in on PSRC Economic Strategy

    Posted on May 12, 2017 in:
    • Housing Affordability
    • Advocacy
    Your Association has submitted a comment letter on the Puget Sound Regional Council’s (PSRC) Economic Development Board’s draft Regional Economic Strategy, underscoring the importance of the residential building industry.
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Permitting

Taxes and Fees

Vesting

Workforce Development