Friday, March 1, 2013

Polk County Planning Seems Hopeful

Phew! Moving our sustainable community incubator forward another step. Just got off the phone with the #PolkPlanningDepartment .

Apparently you can apply for a "Pre-Application Review" where several city specialists will review and potentially sign off on items at a weekly meeting. The fee is $100 and it occurs at the Bartow office.

The City Planner on call returned my call the next day, listened to my questions, and gave me direction. I am happy with that service.

I am still jumpy with the unknown cost and time-expense of the planning process. How many appointments like this will be required? How many $100 this and $100 that will I have to go through? Why is it not a clear process?

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