Wednesday, the county board sped up the community design review process for projects that require "B" process permits. Projects designed to develop urban village locations in the village cores can get permitted after undergoing a new community design review planned by the community with the county.
Six month to two year reviews, costing 10,000 to 15,000 dollars, that delayed urban development productivity, will not remain a hurdle for development deals. Project developers can get a waiver on the regular "B" review.
Developers pay a 1,278 dollar fee to have the county check a plot plan and localized project requirements. The same site plan permit conditions are met using the short review.
The permitting changes lower the cost for project work in eight areas not incorporated in the county. Alpine, Bonsall, Fallbrook, Lakeside, Spring Valley, Sweetwater, Valley Center, and the I-15 design corridor north of the CIty of Escondido.
Opportunities to quickly pass review make gains inthe work on the county's sustainable village initiative workable.
This is a Center line Policy Alert.