Mayor-elect pledges to ease permitting for developers

Published on June 9, 2023 at 12:02 pm

Jacksonville’s incoming mayor says neglected infrastructure and slow permitting should no longer be a barrier to private development in the city.

Mayo-elect Donna Deegan told the the NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association this week that she wants to increase the number of employees in the city’s Office of General Counsel focused on permits and contracts, as well as fix the city’s roads, sidewalks and drainage.

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“I feel like we really have done a disservice to our commercial developers by kicking the can down the road on a lot of infrastructure that we should be doing,” Deegan said.

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