Monday, May 9, 2011

City, county announce streamlined land-use permitting plan

From a Monday morning press conference:
Accelerating their joint efforts to make Fort Wayne and Allen County the best place to start and grow a business, Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry and Allen County Commissioner Nelson Peters today outlined plans to streamline the land-use permitting process for large-scale developments and projects.

Joining Mayor Henry and Commissioner Peters in the announcement were local business leaders and members of the task force that have been addressing the issue, including Allen County Council member Roy Buskirk, who has been a vocal champion of the idea.

"The welcome mat is out for investment and job creation in Fort Wayne and Allen County," said Mayor Henry. "We know time is money, so we are committed to making it easier for businesses to prosper in Fort Wayne. This far-reaching, land-use permitting plan will ensure local government is a true partner with our business community. Working together, we are creating a one-stop shop for economic growth, one that puts development opportunities on the fast track to success."

The Mayor and Commissioner rolled out a multifaceted plan and new approach for land-use permitting that simplifies and speeds up processes, jumpstarts the use of technology, streamlines approvals, provides hands-on support and quicker answers, and strives to clarify and align the complicated rules and regulations of both jurisdictions.
Read the entire press release on the City of Fort Wayne's web site.

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