Members Request for Information: What Drives Iowa City Developing/Building Costs

The City of Iowa City is seeking specific examples from Iowa City Area HBA members about what drives up costs to develop land and build a home in Iowa City.
Currently, 93 home owners are priced out of being able to purchase a home for every $1,000 increase.

Examples may include:

  • Delay Costs (e.g. incurred from loan interest while waiting for city groups to approve plans)
  • Development Policies (e.g. winding roads required instead of grid)
  • Permit Fees
  • Building Codes specific to Iowa  City
  • Design Standards
Please email your input to Karyl by 5 p.m., Friday, March 26
Contact Karyl with any questions.