Archive for June, 2009
BIA San Diego and BIA Riverside are combining forces to host a “Meet the Builder Event” on July 16th, from 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM at Ponte Winery in Temecula. This joint event is benefitting from a huge curiosity factor. The two BIA Association never before held an event. The registration shows we are going to sell out. Over 38 building and development companies are participating. Don’t miss out. I hope to see you there!
The City of San Diego Land Use and Housing Committee will take up multiple industry issues at its June 17, 2009 hearing. The committee will consider extending the life of tentative maps , development permits and construction permits for an additional year. The extensions are necessary to keep projects viable during the economic downturn rather than have them expire and force projects to start the process all over again. This would give new life to maps and permits set to expire in July and provide much needed breathing room while Sacramento continues to process AB 333 which would grant an additional two year map extension.
The committee will then take up a proposed increase in project processing fees for its Development Services Department. It’s been 5 years since DSD conducted a comprehensive fee study and the result will be increases in most categories. We’re crunching the numbers right now, but the industry is urging cities not to raise fees in the midst of the biggest recession since the great depression. Mark your calendar for 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday June 17th and join your BIA colleagues in the debate at city hall. This is another JOIN Campaign related effort.
Below are some examples of the fee changes in the City of San Diego.
Single Family-Production Current: $1,632, Proposed: $2,410
Industrial-50,000 sq.ft. Current: $16,635, Proposed: $30,771
Office-50,000 sq.ft. Current: $35,983, Proposed: $35,338
Retail-100,000 sq.ft. Current: $49,444, Proposed: $69,425
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