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, […]
Category: Growth Management
David Toyer speaks to the Lake Stevens Sewer District in September 2021, highlighting the challenges of growth management and providing insight into how this next round of GMA Comprehensive Updates will affect communities and sewer districts.
Listen to our testimony in favor of the Wildwood Rezone in Issaquah, WA. Unfortunately, the Issaquah City Council did not vote in favor of the rezone, but our firm continues to work with this and other clients on developing missing middle housing.
Long before new development breaks ground, local governments adopt policies that guide how they will plan and encourage development to happen. The policies are called Countywide Planning Policies or CPPs for short. And if you are at all concerned with how the County and your City get developed, you should want to know more. Now […]
Housing, especially the cost of housing, is a big issue these days. And that issue could get even bigger. In the lead up to Snohomish County’s forthcoming “major” update to its comprehensive growth plan, the County is first responsible for producing a Buildable Lands Report that looks at how the County has developed over time. […]