Observers of Philadelphia’s economic and social situation can celebrate, and worry, given recent data on issues like poverty, crime, and the job market. One bright spot, however, is 2013's record number of building permits.
Apr 7, 2014 philly.com
New data from the Commerce Department reveals that more than 1 million residential building permits were issued last month. Though construction activity has reached a 5-year high, economists caution that other data indicates rates are slowing.
Nov 27, 2013 Los Angeles Times
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced yesterday that the city will begin to utilize QR (quick response) codes on all building permits, providing more access to information for New York residents.
Feb 23, 2011 TechCrunch
New housing and apartment construction was up 2.8 percent in January, according to the Commerce Department. That's 591,000 new units.
Feb 18, 2010 NPR
Portland, Oregon planners are updating the city's zoning to make home improvements for solar panels and eco-roofing easier to do, but some developers think it will actually make things more difficult.
Jan 2, 2010 Daily Journal of Commerce
Clark County, WA increased their building permit fees by roughly 300% on July 1st, and are facing criticism from builders whose projects now won't pencil out.
Sep 9, 2009 The Columbian (WA)
The buying and selling of development rights heats up in Boulder County.
Jun 19, 2009 Daily Camera
New York City is considering new legislation that seeks to address problems brought by the national recession to stalled construction sites and New Yorkers endangered by them.
Jun 13, 2009 The Architect's Newspaper
Legal actions have been brought against more than a dozen Amish residents in Wisconsin and New York for building structures in their traditional style, but without building permits.
Dec 21, 2008 Associated Press