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Japanese homebuilder expands footprint in Seattle area and around U.S.

By jnaegeli / February 8, 2024 / Comments Off on Japanese homebuilder expands footprint in Seattle area and around U.S.

Back to News Center In a $4.9 billion deal, Japanese homebuilder Sekisui House, Ltd. is purchasing M.D.C. Holdings Inc., of Denver. The acquisition makes Sekisui, which has projects in Washington and 13 other states plus Washington, D.C., the fifth-largest homebuilder in the U.S. Sekisui’s projects in the Greater Seattle area…

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Countywide Planning Policy Amendments

By jnaegeli / January 31, 2024 / Comments Off on Countywide Planning Policy Amendments

Back to News Center Under Washington’s Growth Management Act (GMA), each county must adopt Countywide Planning Policies (CPPs). Along with GMA and Multicounty Planning Policies, those countywide policies govern and guide the comprehensive plan and development regulations in each of the county’s cities. Those CPPs are updated periodically, typically after…

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Cities Act to Embrace Various Legislation

By jnaegeli / January 31, 2024 / Comments Off on Cities Act to Embrace Various Legislation

Back to News Center The 2023 legislative session in Olympia was dubbed the “Housing Session” based on numerous bills passed by legislators to increase the supply of housing throughout the state. Now, cities are working to implement the new legislative mandates, with early action focused on Accessory Dwelling Units and…

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