Development Review: October 2016

Development Review: October 2016

The opening of the first phase of The Avenue in Downtown Huntsville boosted housing unit additions in the month of October.

Construction nears completion on The Avenue, a 197-unit apartment development with ground-floor retail and restaurant space. 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
Contract amounts are approximated. Data source: City of Huntsville Inspections Department

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Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits:

In October, 109 housing units were permitted, 73 single- and 36 multi-family. The top tract for building permits last month was 14.02 (Research Park), where 36 units were permitted, all multi-family. This is a 6.8% decrease over October 2015, when 117 housing units (93 single- and 24 multi-family) were permitted.

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

307 housing units were granted certificates of occupancy (CO’s), including 76 single- and 231 multi-family units. The top tract for CO’s in the month of October was 31 (Downtown) where 142 housing units were added, all multi-family. This is a 72.5% increase over October 2015, when 178 housing units (98 single- and 80 multi-family) were granted CO’s.