Higher costs hurt builders


Application fees for Jackson County development services are going up amid low construction activity.

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Application fees for Jackson County development services are going up amid low construction activity.

Builders and consultants say that won’t be good news for clients, many of whom already are wondering if they can afford projects.

“It’s a tough situation,” said Dennis Hoffbuhr, of surveying and planning firm Hoffbuhr & Associates. “What they are trying to do is be self-funded as I understand it. The county commissioners want planning to be paid for by people using the services.

Read more at the Mail Tribune.

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