On March 12, the Lee County Commission approved a 2-year, 80% reduction in road, park and school impact fees charged on new construction in an effort to encourage new development permitting and increase the County’s competitiveness for new business and industry. Fire and EMS impact fees were not affected. The reduction in impact fees will

Lee County has taken several steps over the last few weeks to streamline the development permitting process and improve the regulatory “climate” for new businesses and development.

Land Development Code Amendments

 On February 12, the Lee County Commission approved a series of amendments to the Land Development Code (LDC) that were recommended by the

On Tuesday, February 12, 2013, the Lee County Commission unanimously voted to delay consideration of a proposed 2-year suspension of impact fees so that additional information could be provided regarding the effect of such a suspension on the County’s infrastructure budgeting.

Also of concern was the impact on the various municipalities within Lee County and

Spring is in the air, which means our elected state officials are in Tallahassee diligently considering, debating, and hopefully, actually reading thousands of proposed bills. The 60-day regular session began on Tuesday, March 8, and there are several draft bills that may have an effect on developers, property owners, and professionals involved in real estate and land development. Jay Brady, who covers state and local government issues for Gulf Coast Business Review, recently wrote an informative article regarding some of these bills, entitled “Business Bills to Watch.” It’s an excellent collection of proposed bills that deserve attention from the business community.


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