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December 2020 – Development Review

Published on January 10, 2021

Industrial projects in Greenbrier, Jetplex and Northwest Huntsville topped the list of non-residential permits issued in December. Both permits and CO’s increased year-over-year.

Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits:

In December, 253 housing units were permitted, 144 single- and 109 multi-family. The top tract for building permits last month was 106.25 (Oakwood University) where 109 units were permitted, all multi-family. This is a 1.2% increase over December 2019, when 250 housing units (100 single- and 150 multi-family) were permitted.

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

171 housing units were granted certificates of occupancy (CO’s), 147 single- and 24 multi-family. The top tract for CO’s in the month of December was 112.01 (Lake Forest) where 25 housing units were added, 1 single- and 24 multi-family. This is a 5.6% increase from December 2019, when 162 housing units (132 single- and 30 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.