The beloved architectural style known as Craftsman has undeniably British roots, yet it’s unmistakably American, from Oregon to Alabama to Illinois. Might that explain its enduring appeal?
Citizens fight permit fees in San Mateo County, Calif.
A citizens’ group in San Mateo County, Calif. is fighting high building permit fees.
A citizens’ group in San Mateo County, Calif. is fighting high building permit fees. “The cost of permits has gone up tremendously in the last seven years,” says a group spokesperson. “We are at the point when it is frequently cheaper to do the work than to get a permit. The permit fees went up 160 percent in 2005 from the 2001 fee levels.”