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  • Press Release: MBAKS Announces 2021 Award Winners

    Posted on Dec 15, 2021 in:
    • Press Releases
    • MBAKS News
    • Built Green
    BELLEVUE, Wash., Dec. 9, 2021—The Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBAKS) announced the 2021 award winners at its annual year-end gala on Thursday, December 9.
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  • Builders Bulletin: Months of Supply Remains Low

    Posted on Nov 19, 2021 in:
    • Builders Bulletin
    Though not quite a record low, housing supply is still far from healthy in the Puget Sound region. Year over year, months of supply dropped 42% to 0.57 and 27% to 0.36 in King and Snohomish counties, respectively. The East of Lake Sammamish MLS map area had the lowest months of inventory for King County, at 0.16; Belltown/Downtown had the highest, at 2.41. King County condo supply was higher, at 0.94 months of supply, than single-family housing supply, at 0.47. The Southwest Snohomish County MLS map area had the lowest months of inventory for Snohomish County, at 0.25, and Northeast Snohomish County had the highest, at 0.49. Snohomish County condo supply was lower, at 0.24 months of supply, than single-family housing supply, at 0.39.
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  • Everett City Council Adopts Park Impact Fee Proposal

    Posted on Nov 19, 2021 in:
    • Taxes & Fees
    • Builders Councils
    • Industry Issues
    • DBIC
    • Advocacy
    This week, the Everett City Council held a public hearing on and adopted a Comprehensive Plan Park Elements update and a new park impact fee. BERK Consulting conducted a Parks Impact Fees Rate Study
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  • Lake Stevens City Council Discusses Options for Private Stormwater Maintenance

    Posted on Nov 19, 2021 in:
    • DBIC
    • Environment
    • Builders Councils
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    This week, the Lake Stevens City Council discussed issues the city is facing with the management of single-family residential private stormwater infrastructure and options to consider at a workshop.
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  • Commerce Grants Cities TOD Implementation Funds

    Posted on Nov 19, 2021 in:
    • Growth Management
    • RBC
    • Builders Councils
    • Advocacy
    The Washington State Department of Commerce recently announced the 11 communities that will receive up to $250,000 each in grant funds to study the environmental impacts of planned transit-oriented development.
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