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April 2021 – Development Review

Published on May 10, 2021

Two new-to-Huntsville restaurants were among the list of non-residential permits issued in March. More than 1,000 housing units were permitted last month.

Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits:

In April, 1,067 housing units were permitted, 127 single- and 940 multi-family. The top tract for building permits last month was 109.04 (Flint River) where 343 units were permitted, 7 single- and 336 multi-family. This is a 489.5% increase over April 2020, when 181 housing units (95 single- and 86 multi-family) were permitted.

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

192 housing units were granted certificates of occupancy (CO’s), 114 single- and 78 multi-family. The top tract for CO’s in the month of April was 112.01 (Lake Forest) where 38 housing units were added, 14 single- and 24 multi-family. This is a 34.3% increase from April 2020, when 143 housing units (128 single- and 15 multi-family) were granted CO’s.

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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An archive of major non-residential permitted projects prior to April 2020 is available here.