Joint City-County Permitting Board Gets Approval

By Scott Sarvay

June 24, 2011 Updated Jun 24, 2011 at 6:34 PM EDT

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - More progress to report on the effort to streamline the land-use permitting process for development projects in Allen County.

Allen County Commissioners approved Friday an agreement for the operation of a joint city-county permitting board.

The board is designed to help usher in a simplified way for businesses to get approvals they seek.

Allen County Commissioner (R) Therese Brown says, “Hopefully, we'll be able to get projects to go a lot faster, so that's what this group is about, not only to be somewhat of a think tank, but also to get down into the nuts and bolts and nitty-gritty for both sides, city and county."

The permitting changes are targeted toward projects with an investment of $5 million or more, affecting about 8% of all business permits issued locally.

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