Monday, May 21, 2018

Governmental Affairs: A Developer's Story

The continuing saga at Anderson Layman's Blog of the redevelopment of the "Old School" in Newark, Ohio has been fascinating. Each stage has had its unique tale and now the joys of dealing with more than one government agency are detailed. An excerpt:

Let me say here that those of us active in large commercial and development projects tend to have solid working relationships with local government. Just the nature of the work. Newark has long been blessed with intelligent, hard working, competent, and fair people sitting in positions of authority. It has been my experience that this is not true in all jurisdictions. But I digress.

In the case of the Old School, two separate and distinct governmental agencies, with different agendas, rendered opinions and set forth requirements for the project that were contradictory.

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