Posted by David Krulac on June 05, 2005 at 07:08:31:
I’ve gotten several subdivision approvals this year and know that it can be a long drawn out process. One subdivision took 3 years and six figures and I still didn’t have any approvals. Every mis-step costs time and money. Most muncipalities have only one meeting a month, so if you screw up even something minor, it costs you a month or more. All the time the meter is running. In addition there are increasing regulaitons that apply to subdivisions like streams and wetlands crossing and flood plain delineation. On one recent plan I had to get approval from 2 municipal government organizations, 2 county government organizations, 2 state organizations and a Federal organization. All of those add to the time line and the developmental costs.