Fayetteville, Ga., considers design rules on new homes

Builders say adding more windows and restricting cladding materials would increase the cost of building without raising appraised values.

By Peter Fabris, Contributor | December 23, 2014

Homebuilders in Fayetteville, Ga., would have to incorporate more windows into their designs and use a single cladding material on all four sides of each house if a city council proposal passes. The council is considering mandatory uniform design standards that would start next year, even on homes in different subdivisions. A representative from the Home Builders Association of Midwest Georgia said the mandate would add to the cost of building a house without increasing the structure’s appraised value.

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