Development Review: November 2016

Development Review: November 2016

Office and industrial projects topped the list of non-commercial building permits last month. Residential permits were down year-over-year, while CO’s increased.

Construction continues on a Planet Fitness at University Drive and Memorial Parkway. 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 November, 82 housing units were permitted, 77 single- and 5 multi-family. The top tracts for building permits last month were 106.12 (72 West) and 109.01 (Hampton Cove), where 16 units were permitted each, all single-family. This is a 43.4% decrease over November 2015, when 145 housing units (77 single- and 68 multi-family) were permitted.

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

149 housing units were granted certificates of occupancy (CO’s), including 79 single- and 70 multi-family units. The top tract for CO’s in the month of November was 31 (Downtown) where 55 housing units were added, all multi-family. This is a 31.9% increase over November 2015, when 113 housing units (63 single- and 50 multi-family) were granted CO’s.