NEWS & BLOG

Breaking news and resources from across the industry.

  • ICYMI: MBAKS Housing Solutions Breakfast

    Posted on Oct 20, 2023 in:
    • Industry Issues
    • Permitting
    • Advocacy
    MBAKS Housing Solutions Breakfast emphasizes the importance of timely and predictable permit review processes with Senator Mullet and a panel of local elected and public officials.
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  • 2023 General Election Endorsements

    Posted on Oct 18, 2023 in:
    • MBAKS News
    • Endorsements
    • AHC
    • Advocacy
    Each election cycle, our Affordable Housing Council (AHC) interviews candidates at the city, county, and state levels to determine their degree of support for our industry. The following candidates have received an AHC endorsement for the 2023 election cycle.
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  • Builders Bulletin: Permit Downturn Persists

    Posted on Oct 18, 2023 in:
    • Builders Bulletin
    In the Seattle Metro Area, the building permit data for the year-to-date period ending on August 31, 2023, paints a distinctive picture of the region's construction activity. The statistics show a notable slowdown in both single-family and multifamily construction projects.
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  • North Bend Council Adopts New School Impact Fees

    Posted on Oct 6, 2023 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Industry Issues
    • Builders Councils
    • RBC
    • Taxes & Fees
    The North Bend Council held a public hearing on October 3 and authorized new amounts for school impact fees based on information from the Snoqualmie Valley School District’s Capital Facilities Plan.
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  • Tukwila Approves SEPA Threshold Increases

    Posted on Oct 6, 2023 in:
    • Builders Councils
    • Industry Issues
    • Advocacy
    • RBC
    • Building Codes
    On Monday October 2, the Tukwila City Council voted to increase SEPA exemption thresholds. MBAKS applauds the Council for approving the following thresholds at the maximum allowed by state law, facilitating much-needed housing within the urban growth area.
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