Development Review: December 2016

Development Review: December 2016

Renovations to a movie theater and a new private school are among the list of non-commercial building permits last month. Residential permits and CO’s decreased year-over-year.

Construction begins on a new school for Valley Fellowship Church on Holmes Ave. near the former Butler High School. 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 December, 114 housing units were permitted, 78 single- and 36 multi-family. The top tract for building permits last month was 212 (Greenbrier), where 36 units were permitted each, all multi-family. This is a 13% decrease over December 2015, when 131 housing units (71 single- and 60 multi-family) were permitted.

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

104 housing units were granted certificates of occupancy (CO’s), including 103 single- and 1 multi-family unit. The top tract for CO’s in the month of December was 109.01 (Hampton Cove) where 31 housing units were added, all single-family. This is a 65.3% decrease over December 2015, when 300 housing units (77 single- and 223 multi-family) were granted CO’s.