Construction Watch: Legislator says new Maryland bill will generate $100 million for affordable housing, school construction

Evan Glass is sponsoring the bill that would levy school impact fees on a home-building sector that hasn’t been required to pay them
By: | October 18, 2019
A Maryland bill, sponsored by Montgomery County Council Member Evan Glass (pictured), will bring in revenue for affordable housing and school construction.A Maryland bill, sponsored by Montgomery County Council Member Evan Glass (pictured), will bring in revenue for affordable housing and school construction.

When a company demolishes an existing home to build a bigger one in its place in Montgomery County, Maryland, it does not pay school impact fees. A legislator, Evan Glass, has proposed a bill for the state that would levy new fees on those replacement houses for schools. The taxes are estimated to generate $100 million for affordable housing and school construction over the next 10 years. Read more.

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