Curious to find out what the deal is with building codes/permits. A local business decided they needed a new building. I was told they could not tear down the existing building until the new one was up, or an addition was made to the existing structure, before tearing down the existing structure. He said it would have cost much less, and be much quicker if they could have just torn it down, and started over. I'd really like to know why this is, what's the thinking behind it. As it looks, seem like a lot of govt. control, and waste of money.