10 Dec Lawmakers might remove local constraints on home construction
Written By: Stanley Dunlap, Georgia Recorder
A state House committee supports taking away much of the discretion local officials have to prohibit inexpensive materials in new home construction.
The workforce housing committee’s final report essentially revives a controversial bill that earlier this year pitted many cities and county governments against home builders, realtors and the construction industry.
The committee approved a report Thursday that says developers are more likely to build homes that attract people who might be priced out of most houses in that area if local governments prohibit the use of lower cost materials.