Development Review: April 2016

Development Review: April 2016

Continued construction at the Polaris site in Greenbrier tops the list of non-residential building permits last month. New apartment projects in West Huntsville boosted residential permits, but CO’s continued their year-over-year decline.

Construction continues on the Polaris site in Limestone County. Photo credit: James Vandiver

Non-Residential Permits Over $100,000 in Huntsville city limits

Orange: Contract amount greater than $1 Million
Green: Contract amount between $500,000-$999,999
Blue: Contract amount between $100,000-$499,999

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Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits:

In April, 255 housing units were permitted, 83 single- and 172 multi-family units. The top tract for building permits last month was 106.22 (Providence), where 98 units were permitted– 2 single- and 96 multi-family. This is an 61.4% increase over April 2015, when 158 housing units (62 multi- and 96 single-family) were permitted.

Residential Certificates of Occupancy (new construction) in Huntsville city limits:

68 housing units were granted certificates of occupancy (CO’s), including 66 single- and 2 multi-family units. The top tract for CO’s in the month of April was 109.01 (Hampton Cove) where 19 housing units were added, all single-family. This is a 65.8% decrease over April 2015, when 199 housing units (75 single-family and 124 multi-family) were granted CO’s.