Building permits ahead of last year even with drop in housing

July 2, 2018

Overall building activity was a little stronger through the first half of the year in Sioux Falls compared with one year ago, though there are signs new home construction is slowing some.

The city issued building permits with a total value of $344.7 million through June, compared with $340.3 million last year.

New residential construction at $107.5 million was behind last year’s $123.5 million. That reflects permits issued for 363 new single-family homes compared with 429 for the first half of 2017.

Multifamily also is tracking behind, with permits for 412 units, compared with 464, and there were permits for 161 town houses, compared with 201 a year ago.

New commercial construction also is trailing last year at $61.8 million, compared with $82.8 million.

The big increase is in commercial additions and remodeling projects, which are at $153.3 million, compared with $112.8 million last year.

June was a slow month for large permits.  The largest one filed was for the new east-side Perkins at 5835 E. Arrowhead Parkway, valued at $1.5 million.

Building permits ahead of last year even with drop in housing

Overall building activity was a little stronger through the first half of the year in Sioux Falls compared with one year ago, though there are signs new home construction is slowing some.

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