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. […]
Zoning & Small Business
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 […]
Housing Displacement Policies
A massive #housing development in Washington DC, applied for in 2014, has cleared its final appeal. The project will create needed housing options in that metro area, but those who appealed the development argued (in part) it would displace too many existing residents. Could this be a preview of the next frontier of growth management battles in […]
How Much Could GMA Change?
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 […]
Only 22 Days Left!
Got a piece of property in Snohomish County that you want to re-designate for a higher value land use designation? You’d better hurry up because you only have until October 30th to submit an application if you would like your amendment to be heard during the 2024 Comprehensive Plan Amendment cycle. Don’t worry we have […]