Property owner says holdups at county level were delaying buildings


Project gets green light: A development at 7300 W. U.S. 40 will move forward after a lengthy delay. Hancock County Commissioners said building can begin once necessary infrastructure is in place. (Brian Davis/Daily Reporter graphic)

CUMBERLAND — A Cumberland-area commercial development that has run into roadblocks was given the go-ahead to build Tuesday by Hancock County Commissioners.

Commissioners say cutting red tape that slows projects like this one is something that should be done to promote growth along the U.S. 40 corridor, and the discussion Tuesday was just one example of how difficult it can be for businesses to get the approvals to build.

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