Building permit value reaches $55.2 million
The city has fallen slightly off last year’s record-setting pace when it comes to building permits.
As of the end of May, 181 permits for $55.2 million worth of work have been taken out so far this year, just $525,658 below the level reached by the same point last year when 216 permits were issued. During May, 56 permits for $11.6 million were issued, compared to 44 permits for $15.4 million for the same month in 2019. Most of the difference is related singlefamily homes. Nine permits for $5.6 million were issued for that category last month, down from 17 for $9.1 million during May 2019.
Significant projects for which permits were issued last month include one for an industrial building, worth $1.75 million, and three for commercial building alterations, adding up to $1.8 million.