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July 2020 – Development Review

Published on August 7, 2020

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New office and educational buildings topped the list of non-residential projects permitted last month. The number of residential units permitted increased year-over-year.

Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits:

In July, 190 housing units were permitted, 149 single- and 41 multi-family. The top tract for building permits last month was 106.25 (Oakwood University) where 41 units were permitted, all multi-family. This is a 75.9% increase over July 2019, when 108 housing units (all single-family) were permitted.

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

121 housing units were granted certificates of occupancy (CO’s), 117 single- and 4 multi-family. The top tract for CO’s in the month of July was 106.12 (72 West) where 15 housing units were added, all single-family. This is a 50.4% decrease from July 2019, when 244 housing units (134 single- and 110 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.