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Snohomish County Issues

More information can be found in the Pilchuck Audubon Society Profile monthly newsletter under SMART GROWTH REPORT at

Snohomish County Adopts Urban Center Ordinance

Fully Contained Communities Eliminated

Urban Residential Design Standards include Strong Tree Retention and Replacement

Rural Cluster Subdivisions Density Reductions

Rural Population Target Reduced from 15 percent to 10 percent

Sustainable Lands Strategy

County-wide Transfer of Development Rights Issue

Affordable Housing using Inclusionary Zoning

Ballfields for Kids

Year-Round Farmers Market

County Shoreline Master Program Update

City of Snohomish Shoreline Master Program Update

City of Lake Stevens Shoreline Master Program Update

NPDES Update

Snohomish County Docketing on Comprehensive Plan Amendments

Livable Snohomish County Coalition

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Court of Appeals confirms vesting loophole has limits

This ruling from WA's 2nd highest court will protect the City of Kirkland's ability to protect its community, shorelines, and water quality!

Aug 27, 2014
Implementing Shoreline Protections

Futurewise is pleased to announce that new guides are available addressing implementation of regulations as well as voluntary actions to protect shorelines in Puget Sound. These guides are designed for local government staff, and agency staff, with a focus on cost-effective tools.

Aug 20, 2014
Lake2Bay plan honored with Design Excellence Award

Futurewise and Lake2Bay Coalition partners, Seattle Center Foundation and Seattle Parks Foundation win Design Excellence Award from Seattle Design Commission.

Aug 14, 2014
Futurewise Welcomes Three New Staff Members!

Our team is growing! Futurewise is excited to welcome three new staff members to our team! Say hello to Hayley Bonsteel, Jeanette Ordonez and Spencer Williams.

Jul 01, 2014
Futurewise and Kittitas County Reach Landmark Water Rights Settlement

A landmark water rights settlement was signed on May 15, 2014 which mitigates impacts of over a century of development without considering whether the water is available to support the homes, farms, and businesses in the Kittitas County part of the Yakima Basin.

May 20, 2014

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