The HBACA works closely with Arizona’s cities and towns to ensure rules and regulations are fair and reasonable for builders and trade contractors and to promote municipal policies which facilitate growth and economic development.
In Central Arizona Cities we…
- Review ordinances and resolutions effecting public policy decisions that impact the homebuilding industry.
- Review and challenge permit, plan review, and development fees that appear to be excessive.
- Review and challenge design guidelines that infringe upon home builders’ freedom to design and build a product that meets consumers’ needs, desires, and budgets.
- Work with cities to amend building codes reflecting locally accepted building procedures and locally available materials.
- Worked with the City of Phoenix throughout the entirety of the implementation process of Senate Bill 1525 (Impact Fees) to ensure that fees are not used to impose on new residents a burden all taxpayers of a municipality should bear equally. This resulted in significant decreases in fees from the fees initially proposed in June 2014 to the fees actually adopted in December 2014.
- Worked with the Towns of Gilbert and Queen Creek to make changes to its residential design standards to allow for three-car, front facing garages, which are highly sought by consumers. These reforms will allow builders to get plans approved much more quickly and better respond to their customers’ wishes.
- Supported the City of Goodyear in adopting the 2012 Construction Codes with the HBACA’s recommended amendments. These amendments allow builders to utilize sample testing to verify compliance with the code and create more flexibility in demonstrating compliance.
- Opposed the City of Tempe’s proposed use of impact fees for a streetcar. The City subsequently removed the street car from the proposed uses of impact fees and was never adopted.
For additional information on issues relating to cities in HBACA’s jurisdiction, contact Jackson Moll at (602) 274-6545 or firstname.lastname@example.org