Developers: Land Cost, Fees Stifling Affordable Housing In Bluffton

Developers: Land cost, fees stifling affordable housing in Bluffton

Bluffton’s high cost of land and the expense of various fees associated with home construction are prohibiting builders from including affordable housing in town projects.

Town leaders heard this sentiment Monday night during a forum with local builders, developers, and real estate professionals.

The forum — aimed at soliciting ideas from the public and developers for ways to make the town more livable for low- to moderate-income workers and families — was hosted by Bluffton’s Affordable Housing Committee.

Committee chairman and Bluffton Town Councilman Fred Hamilton said stakeholders must “get away from just talking about it and do something about …

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