FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) — A major back up in construction permits at the City of Dallas has builders and city leaders alike frustrated with the slowed progress, especially because of the high demand for new homes and residential units in the city.
Phil Crone, the Executive Officer at the Dallas Builders Association said, “The permitting process in Dallas used to be really efficient really effective. So much so that unlike every other city you could get in and out with your permit pre-pandemic in a matter of hours.”
He says these days it’s taking several weeks, sometimes 2 months.
Crone added, “The situation is deteriorating again where it’s taking 6-7- 8 weeks for applicant to get their jobs through.”
Dallas Mayor Pro-Tem Chad West has also been involved in trying to address the backlog from within city ranks.
West said, “Shame on us if we as a city can’t make it…