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October 2020 – Development Review

Published on November 5, 2020

photo of construction of the new curio hotel being built across from the Von Braun Center

Industrial and medical projects topped the list of non-residential permits issued in October. Both permits and CO’s decreased year-over-year, but single-family construction increased.

Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits:

In October, 156 housing units were permitted, 131 single- and 25 multi-family. The top tract for building permits last month was 106.25 (Oakwood University) where 25 units were permitted, all multi-family. This is a 35.8% decrease over October 2019, when 243 housing units (114 single- and 129 multi-family) were permitted.

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

182 housing units were granted certificates of occupancy (CO’s), 134 single- and 48 multi-family. The top tract for CO’s in the month of October was 14.03 (Research Park West) where 48 housing units were added, all multi-family. This is an 11.7% decrease from October 2019, when 206 housing units (112 single- and 94 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.