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Contractors this week focused on the interior work at this new home under construction along McDonald Drive in Lockport. The city is currently facing a housing slump and is looking to reduce fees to attract more home builders.

Contractors this week focused on the interior work at this new home under construction along McDonald Drive in Lockport. The city is currently facing a housing slump and is looking to reduce fees to attract more home builders.

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Lower the cost and they will come?

One area community proposes reducing fees to spur development

‘It makes a big difference. If we can sell houses for $5,000 or $6,000 less, it gives us a competitive edge, because we would pass that directly to the homeowners.’ -Bob Williams, director of sales for Beechen and Dill Homes