Building permits increase by 400 percent

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CITY OF LEBANON COMMUNICATIONS

The City of Lebanon has seen more than a 400% increase in residential building permits issued between Jan. 1 and May 10 of this year over those issued in 2018.
At this time in 2018, the City had issued four residential permits, this year; the City has issued 18.
City officials attribute the increase in construction to new housing incentives created by the Lebanon City Council. The resolution authorized City staff to waive development fees for residential construction on up to 25 existing lots. Homes must be priced at or below $200,000 to qualify for the program.
Mayor Jared Carr said the program is already seeing positive results.
“When the community works together and the council lays out a solid plan, great things begin to happen,” Carr said.

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