NewsSummer 2021 Newsletter

The 2nd Quarter typically marks the start of the peak development season in most communities.  In the year 2020, the quarter began with a slow start, but ended in an annual increase from the previous year.  This slow start may have been attributed to unprecedented COVID-19 responses.  Fast forward to 2021, and the community has seen substantial increases in the development metrics across the board – from major commercial and industrial projects, site development plan applications, subdivision approvals, single family residences, and minor residential projects.

 

Site Development Plans have remained consistent from year-to-year, but with two additional subdivision approvals and nearly a dozen more under review for future development – these approvals will reflect many more building permits in the later quarters of the year and into the beginning of 2022.

 

The 2nd Quarter of 2021 had a 14% increase of building permits from the previous quarter – which is typical – the first part of the year usually has a downtick in construction projects due to weather related delays.  However, the 2nd Quarter of 2021 also saw a 20% increase from 2020 and a 24% increase in permitting from 2019.  These numbers are very similar to the record year of 2018 and actually surpass those metrics marginally.  2018 also marked the year that the City and County adopted the Comprehensive Development Review (CDR) process in order to meet the need for increase development in the community and a way to provide improved communication and coordination between review agencies.

The table below shows the Planning Commission’s 2nd Quarter numbers and a look at our year-to-date numbers for 2021.

 

2nd QUARTER

(April – July, 2021)

2021 YEAR-TO-DATE

(Jan – July, 2021)

Total
City
County
Total
City
County
Planning Services
Single Family Lots Approved 642 80 562 829 160 669
Multi-Family Units Approved 690 532 158 970 812 158
Residential Zone Changes Approved 23 8 15 37 14 23
Commercial/Industrial Zone Changes Approved 10 6 4 16 10 6
Plan Review Services
Building Permits Reviewed 787 412 375 1,467 741 726
Development Plans Reviewed 8 6 2 19 16 3
Plats Reviewed 54 14 40 102 27 75
 
Construction Services
 
Construction Plans Reviewed 6 0 6 151 62 89
Engineering Inspections 446 165 281 540 210 330
 
Code Enforcement
 
Zoning Complaints 52 21 31 84 39 45
Site Inspections 100 46 54 180 86 94
Notices of Violation 17 8 9 33 13 20
Citations 8 6 2 12 9 3
 
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
 
Maps Created 79 37 42 195 78 117
Addresses Assigned 360 310 50 1,644 1,356 288
Parcels Drawn 917 603 314 2,376 892 1,484

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