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March 2020 – Monthly Development Review

Published on April 13, 2020

Construction begins on a Holiday Inn Express hotel near the Space and Rocket Center.

New office and industrial projects topped the list of non-residential projects permitted last month. New home starts more than tripled year-over-year.

Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits:

In March, 334 housing units were permitted, 183 single- and 151 multi-family. The top tract for building permits last month was 106.21 (53 North) where 94 units were permitted, 21 single- and 73 multi-family. This is a 212% increase over March 2019, when 107 housing units (all single-family) were permitted.

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

127 housing units were granted certificates of occupancy (CO’s), 100 single- and 27 multi-family. The top tract for CO’s in the month of March was 106.21 where 31 housing units were added, 4 single- and 27 multi-family. This is a 48% decrease from March 2019, when 244 housing units (101 single- and 143 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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Note: This will be the last Development Review update using 2010 Census Tract boundaries. The April update will use the 2020 Census Tract boundaries, which are now available for review at maps.huntsvilleal.gov.