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Orange County to Consider Adopting Temporary Economic Development Measures


  • July 2, 2020
  • /   Rebecca Wilson, Michael Ryan & McGregor Love
  • /   Articles,Land Use
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By: Rebecca Wilson, Michael Ryan & McGregor Love

On July 7, 2020, the Orange County Board of County Commissioners will consider adopting a Resolution implementing two incentive efforts aimed at “easing the economic burden of development” within the County. The Resolution’s stated goal is to “ensure that local business owners, developers, nonprofits and residents have the best opportunity to stay in business, create new businesses, or make necessary home improvements.”  

The two incentive programs being proposed by the Resolution are:

  • An automatic 6-month extension of all building permits; and 
  • A building permit fee offset for all residential and commercial applications.  

The automatic permit extension would remove the notification requirement currently in effect under the State’s Executive Order 2020-51. The building permit fee offset program will be enabled for six months or until $10,000,000.00 is utilized. The permit fee offset program is limited to $100,000.00 per project. 

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