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Municipal Updates
Tuesday, December 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cities and Towns Across Arizona Are Updating Building Codes »
Across the Phoenix market municipalities are updating their building codes to the 2018 versions of the International Resid...
Monday, November 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Goodyear Adopts Updated Land Use Assumptions and Infrastructure Improvement Plan »
The City of Goodyear is in the process of updating its impact fees.   On Monday, October 22, the Goodyear City Counc...
Monday, October 22, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Chandler Proposes Reduction in Impact Fees »
The City of Chandler has initiated the process of updating its impact fees. Based on the draft Land Use Assumptions (“LUA”...
Tuesday, September 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Latest on Goodyear Impact Fee Update »
The City of Goodyear is in the process of updating its impact fees.   Impact fees are one-time charges that builders...
Tuesday, September 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Building Codes Update »
Several municipalities are beginning the process of updating their building codes to the 2018 versions of the Internationa...
Monday, August 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Avondale to Update Impact Fees »
The City of Avondale is in the process of updating its impact fees.  Based on the initial draft, the City is proposin...
Monday, July 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Goodyear and Chandler Appoint New Councilmembers »
On July 2, Laura Kaino was sworn in as Goodyear’s newest Councilmember.  She replaced Joanne Osborn, who resigned to...
Friday, May 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Goodyear Postpones Impact Fee Public Hearing »
The City of Goodyear is in the process of updating its impact fees.  Over the course of the past few weeks, the HBACA...
Friday, April 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Goodyear Hosts Impact Fee Stakeholder Meetings »
The City of Goodyear is in the process of updating its impact fees.  Based on the draft Land Use Assumptions and Infr...
Thursday, March 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Goodyear Launches Impact Fee Update »
At the February 23 City Council Work Session, the Goodyear City Council heard a presentation by staff kicking off its 2018...
Tuesday, February 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Update on Queen Creek Impact Fees »
The Town of Queen Creek is in the process of updating its impact fees. Previously, the Town published its draft fees for L...
Tuesday, February 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mesa to Host Development Advisory Meeting »
The City of Mesa is hosting a Development Advisory Form on Wednesday, February 28 from 7:30 to 9:00 in the Lower Council C...
Friday, January 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Glendale to Host Building Code Update Meeting »
The City of Glendale is in the process of adopting the 2018 Building Codes, including the International Residential Code a...
Friday, November 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Update on Hot Water Pipe Insulation Requirements in Phoenix »
Recently there has been some confusion between builders and inspectors related to the code requirement for hot water pipe...
Friday, November 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gilbert and Mesa Adopt MAG Inspection Cover Sheet »
Earlier this year, the MAG Building Codes committee began a series of discussions related to the manner in which home buil...
Friday, October 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Phoenix Issues Clarification on Lobbying Ordinance »
This week, the City of Phoenix provided some much needed clarification on its amended lobbying ordinance. Specifically, th...
Thursday, September 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
PHOENIX - Lobbying Ordinance Change »
Please be aware, you may now be required to register with the City of Phoenix as a lobbyist . Earlier this year the City...
Friday, September 8, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Goodyear to Host Workshop on Zoning Text Amendment Related to Smaller Lot Sizes »
As many of you know, the City of Goodyear is in the process of adopting a text amendment to its zoning ordinance which wou...
Monday, August 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gilbert Reduces Water and Wastewater Impact Fees »
The Gilbert Town Council formally adopted the updated system development fees for water and wastewater service. The net ef...
Wednesday, April 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gilbert Adopts New Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Plan – Impact Fees to Go Down! »
The Town of Gilbert is in the process of updating its system development fees (impact fees) related to water and wastewate...
Thursday, February 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gilbert Proposes Higher Water and Wastewater Impact Fees »
The Town of Gilbert is in the process of updating its system development fees (impact fees) related to water and wastewate...
Wednesday, December 7, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Scottsdale Adopts 2015 Building Codes »
On November 28, the Scottsdale City Council adopted the 2015 versions of the International Residential Code (“IRC”) and th...
Tuesday, November 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Goodyear’s New Model Home Plan Submittal Process Saves Builders’ Time »
The City of Goodyear will now accept model home complex applications and residential design review applications to run con...
Monday, October 17, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Goodyear To Host Development Advisory Forum »
The City of Goodyear is hosting its quarterly Development Advisory Forum on  Thursday, October 20 at 10:30 a.m .&nb...
Monday, October 10, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Peoria to Host Information Session on Building Code Update »
The City of Peoria is in the process of updating its construction codes to the 2015 versions, including the International...
Friday, September 23, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
City of Phoenix Adopts Additional Amendments to 2012 Building Codes »
Earlier this month, the City of Phoenix adopted some additional amendments to its 2012 International Residential Code and...
Wednesday, September 14, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Goodyear Revises Roof Inspection Policy »
Over the course of the past several years, the HBACA has lobbied the City of Goodyear to stop doing inspections on the roo...
Monday, August 15, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
HBACA Wants To Hear About Your Experiences With Maricopa’s (City) New Electronic Plan Review System »
Recently, the City of Maricopa implemented an electronic plan review system.  The HBACA is seeking feedback from any...
Tuesday, July 12, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Chandler Adopts 2015 Building Codes »
As expected, the City of Chandler adopted the 2015 editions of the International Codes, including the International Reside...
Friday, July 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Warning – Construction Thefts In Mesa »
The City of Mesa has had numerous thefts from construction sites of new homes in its Superstition district (defined as eas...
Friday, April 8, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
HBACA And City Of Maricopa To Host Builder Advisory Meeting On April 20 »
The City of Maricopa is launching a new platform for submitting plans electronically.  To help builders understand th...
Friday, December 18, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Phoenix Agrees to Changes to Storm Water Design Guidelines »
Over one year ago, the HBACA and Hilgart/Wilson started discussing with the City its Storm Water Design Guidelines for con...
Friday, December 18, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Peoria Adopts Service Level Enhancements »
On Tuesday, December 15, the Peoria City Council adopted a recommendation to enhance the level of service provided to buil...
Friday, October 9, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Goodyear To Host Development Advisory Forum »
The City of Goodyear is hosting its next Development Advisory Forum on October 22 from 9 am to 10 am. The meeting wil...
Friday, October 9, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mesa Amends Fire Access Road Requirement In The City’s Fire Code »
The City of Mesa has enacted an amendment to section 503.1.1 of the City’s Fire Code.  Section 503.1.1 requires an ap...

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