Featured Research

Impact of Local Regulatory Processes and Fees on Ability to Deliver New Housing In Montgomery County, MD

June 2012 – Approval of new residential projects in Montgomery County—and in local jurisdictions around the region—has become cumbersome, expensive and risky. New research from CRA affiliate Agnes Artemal finds that the review process, fees, and lengthy timeframes for approval in Montgomery County can add $30-$50K to the cost of a new single-family or townhouse unit and $10-$20K to cost of a multi-family unit. FULL REPORT

Impact of Local Regulatory Processes and Fees on Ability to Deliver New Housing In Fairfax County, VA

September 2012 – Complementing recent research on the residential development process in Montgomery County, CRA affiliate Agnes Artemal has analyzed the review process in Fairfax County. This research finds that the review process, fees, and approval time frames in Fairfax County can add $30-$60K to the cost of a new single-family or townhouse unit and $15-$20K to cost of a multi-family unit. FULL