Excerpted from Orlando Business Journal story.
More than a dozen executives discussed the city of Orlando’s current permitting issues at Orlando Business Journal’s Oct. 8 Commercial Real Estate Roundtable. The issues coincide with a massive construction boom in Central Florida, where developers have been drawn to the area’s exploding population and job growth. The combined building permit values in the metro Orlando area added up to $5.82 billion through August this year, according to the most recent Dodge Data & Analytics report.
The city has been attempting to streamline its permitting process, though, with things such as an online portal to submit plans digitally. But the online portal isn’t helping speed things up, said Yvonne Baker, regional managing partner with Franklin Street.