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  • Federal Way School District Impact Fee Proposal

    Posted on Nov 10, 2017 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Taxes and Fees
    The Federal Way School District, which serves Federal Way and a small area of Kent, is proposing an increase in their existing school impact fees for single family and multifamily units.
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  • MBAKS Workforce: Why Should I Enter the Trades?

    Posted on Oct 27, 2017 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Workforce Development
    The Puget Sound region is a great place to live and work, as reflected in the fast pace of growth over the past decade. More people coming to the region means we need more people working in skilled trades—to build housing, commercial space, infrastructure, and transportation projects.
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  • Renton Adopts Resolution to Waive 50% of ADU Fees

    Posted on Oct 20, 2017 in:
    • Taxes and Fees
    • Advocacy
    On October 16, the Renton City Council adopted a resolution to reduce development fees by 50% for new accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and to waive fees in full for every third new ADU created within a subdivision of 10 or more lots.
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  • 4th Annual MBA Housing Summit Focuses on Housing Attainability Solutions

    Posted on Oct 20, 2017 in:
    • Housing Affordability
    • Advocacy
    The Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties’ 4th Annual Housing Summit drew a full house as our 10-point plan for housing attainability was unveiled.
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  • Snohomish County Adopts Townhouse Code Update

    Posted on Oct 20, 2017 in:
    • Building Codes
    • Advocacy
    The Snohomish County Council has unanimously voted to approve positive changes to its townhouse code, including design flexibility options and allowance of 30% single family detached structures in a townhouse development.
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