May 19, 2020, 6am PDT
Kanye West is renovating his childhood home on the South Side of Chicago, but hasn't always had the permits to do the work until after the fact.
September 13, 2019, 5am PDT
Kanye had 45 days to submit plans for the unpermitted buildings built on his property in Calabasas, California. Instead, the rapper tore the buildings down.
August 9, 2019, 2pm PDT
Kanye West's first foray into the development business is off to an inauspicious start.
April 20, 2019, 5am PDT
Housing starts and permits are slowing nationwide. The current pace of construction would have been considered a trough in pre-recession economic cycles.
April 11, 2019, 8am PDT
Building permits aren't the same thing as new buildings, as San Francisco proved once again in 2018.
February 12, 2019, 2pm PST
San Francisco Mayor London Breed is proposing major reforms of the permitting process for affordable housing and accessory dwelling unit projects in the city. The idea is that cheaper projects are much easier to build.
September 26, 2018, 5am PDT
New York habitually lets property owners begin construction without disclosing that their buildings are rent-stabilized or occupied by tenants.
December 25, 2017, 1pm PST
Permits have shot up after California passed a landmark law in 2016 to make it easier to permit and construct accessory dwelling units (ADUs).
Terner Center for Housing Innovation
June 7, 2017, 5am PDT
Building permit data provides a barometer of the development market, which is a reflection of development processes and planning regimes. The arc of the country's housing construction trends bends toward Texas.
April 10, 2017, 2pm PDT
"Every reasonable effort should be made to avoid and minimize construction impacts on pedestrian, bicycle, and bus facilities in Oakland," according to a guidance released by the city of Oakland earlier in 2017.
October 16, 2016, 1pm PDT
The city of Pittsburgh launched a Buildingeye website to provide new access to the development and approval process in the city.
June 24, 2016, 11am PDT
As Denver's development industry achieves post-recession levels of activity, the city's Department of Community Planning and Development needs staff for pre-recession levels of capacity.
February 5, 2016, 7am PST
The power of open data and mapping is on display in a map by Chicago Cityscape that shows all building permits for affordable housing in Chicago over the past decade.
July 30, 2015, 2pm PDT
Not since 1963 have so many construction permits been issued. In fact, permits issued in the month of June alone exceeded the average annual total over the past two decades.
July 3, 2015, 11am PDT
2014-15 was a banner fiscal year for development in the jurisdiction of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee.
Nashville Business Journal
August 12, 2014, 6am PDT
For a city famous for high cost of living, incredible demand for housing, famous examples of gentrification, and political pressure to build, New York City is lagging behind the volumes of residential construction approved in comparable cities.
April 7, 2014, 2pm PDT
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.
November 27, 2013, 2pm PST
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.
February 23, 2011, 6am PST
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.
February 18, 2010, 7am PST
New housing and apartment construction was up 2.8 percent in January, according to the Commerce Department. That's 591,000 new units.