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March 2021 – Development Review

Published on April 7, 2021

Continued expansion of the Mazda Toyota and Facebook projects, and the Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering were among the list of non-residential permits issued in March. Both residential permits and certificates of occupancy (COs) increased year-over-year.

Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits:

In March, 575 housing units were permitted, 206 single- and 369 multi-family. The top tract for building permits last month was 106.26 (Plummer Road) where 343 units were permitted, all multi-family. This is a 72.2% increase over March 2020, when 334 housing units (183 single- and 151 multi-family) were permitted.

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

218 housing units were granted COs, 138 single- and 80 multi-family. The top tract for COs in March was 112.01 (Lake Forest) where 38 housing units were added, 14 single- and 24 multi-family. This is a 71.7% increase from March 2020, when 127 housing units (100 single- and 27 multi-family) were granted COs.

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.