Our Greater Atlanta HBA members met with Atlanta officials today including Project Manager Elizabeth Johnson, Arborist David Zaparanick, and Andrew Walter to discuss the tree protection ordinance rewrite.  This meeting is part of the ongoing long-term strategy of the GAHBA to ensure that builders have...

City of Atlanta Electric Vehicle Charging Station Requirements: Solution: An engineer needs to do an electrical panel schedule***Calculations are NO LONGER required Pre-Demolition Procedure: The City’s Arborist Division has issued new pre-demolition procedures for tree protection. Install tree protection fencing per approved Arborist stamped plans Schedule an...

HB 493 – Private Plan Review Reform Click here for full bill Why You Needed HB 493 Existing law, O.C.G.A. 8-2-26, allows a local permitting authority to take 30 business days to complete a plan review and 2 days to complete an inspection. Click the following...

Thank you for reading the first edition of The Perimeter Perspective; the Monthly Newsletter of your Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association’s Government Affairs Committee. Atlanta Members of the Atlanta Tree Ordinance Task Force will be meeting with the City of Atlanta to discuss the rewriting the Tree Protection...

By: Bill Torpy, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE Van Hardimon, the inner-Atlanta chapter president of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, said builders worry about “not having a voice in the rewrite.” Hardimon, who as a builder focuses on mid-range homes in the city, said...

Thank you for reading the first edition of The Perimeter Perspective; the Monthly Newsletter of your Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association’s Government Affairs Committee. Atlanta The City recently held two public listening sessions regarding the Tree Protection Ordinance rewrite. (The City will host two additional meetings in May). ...

Written By: Lance Lambert of Realtor.com Click here for full article Home construction across the United States is slowing down—and the timing couldn't be worse. The country is already at its lowest point in a decade for housing affordability, due largely to the shortage of homes on the market. In...

Written by Leon Stafford with the Atlanta Journal Constitution Click here for full article For the most part, developers have bypassed south metro Atlanta when looking for locations for signature mixed-use developments such as Ponce City Market in Midtown or Avalon in Alpharetta. After years of suburban sprawl...

Written by: Michael E. Kanell of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Alan Cablik led the way from the one-car garage up some stairs and out onto a backyard large enough to walk a dog – so long as it’s only a couple steps – then back into the house...

Thank you for reading the first edition of The Perimeter Perspective; the Monthly Newsletter of your Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association’s Government Affairs Committee. Atlanta We have created a “Tree Ordinance Task Force” made up of builder and associate members which has a single focus on...