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May 2020 – Monthly Development Review

Published on June 4, 2020

Construction continues on the Greene Street Parking Deck in Downtown Huntsville.

The list of non-residential projects permitted last month included more office space at Redstone Gateway and a new parking garage downtown. The number of residential units permitted doubled from last May’s total.

Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits:

In May, 367 housing units were permitted, 109 single- and 258 multi-family. The top tract for building permits last month was 110.24 (NW Madison) where 258 units were permitted, all multi-family. This is a 153% increase over May 2019, when 145 housing units (130 single- and 15 multi-family) were permitted.

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

134 housing units were granted certificates of occupancy (CO’s), 104 single- and 30 multi-family. The top tract for CO’s in the month of May was 106.27 (Providence) where 35 housing units were added, 5 single- and 30 multi-family. This is a 38.8% decrease from May 2019, when 219 housing units (96 single- and 123 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.