At the end of 2022, the City of Vancouver adopted an emergency moratorium on warehousing and distribution projects, arguing that the city was seeing too many large warehousing projects and were concerned about traffic, climate change, low employment density, etc. Toyer Strategic, working with several clients and local business organizations, completed outreach to the city, […]
Our President, David Toyer, recently joined Laura Merriam-Smith from the NWIRC for a discussion about the impacts (and perils) of zoning and land use as they apply to entrepreneurs and small businesses.
Ran across a story covering another example of zoning issues small businesses (especially those run out of homes and garages) can encounter when they assume that because they operate from home, they are a home based business or home occupation. Should you run into problems like this, we can help. Our firm works with small […]
In the years since the Legislature commissioned the “Roadmap to Washington’s Future” a group of planners and agencies have been working to develop an overhaul to the Growth Management Act (GMA). Although the 2021 legislative session is anticipated to be about budgets and COVID, some legislative leaders are keeping the door open to consider bold […]
We recently helped a small business, The Grayson, resolve a zoning compliance matter that threatened to shut them down because their c0-housing solution to long term rentals for corporate relocation clients was defined as a “hotel” despite the fact it’s a far cry from a hotel. Since it would be incredibly difficult to walk through […]