Permit numbers down in 2018

The number of building permits issued by the city’s community development department sharply decreased compared to 2017 and 2016 according to a report released from the department.

The decrease brings the number in line with 2014 and 2015. According to Laura Leigh, director of community development for the city, the decrease is due to work repairing citywide damage from a hail storm in 2016 being completed. According to the report, 380 permits were issued throughout 2018, compared to 906 permits in 2017 and 1,163 in 2016. Those two years also resulted in an upshot in the amount of fees co...


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