Community Development

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The Community Development Department has released its monthly report for September 2023


Building permit valuation in September 2023 was 13% lower than September 2022. Fees collected in September 2023 were also lower than September 2022 – a 38% decrease. Only 152 permits were issued in September 2023, which was 9% lower than the number of permits issued in September 2022. All the significant permits issued in September were for accessory dwelling units or house additions. 


Planning received 11 new applications in September 2023. These included 6 ADU applications, a new two-story house, 2 house additions, a 9-unit multi-family development, and a conditional use permit to expand restaurant uses in the Temple City Marketplace shopping center.


Two business licenses were issued in September. One was for a new restaurant and the other was for a retail business. 


Community Preservation continued to be active in September 2023. So far this year, the number cases opened were 16% higher than the previous year. 66% of the cases opened in September were initiated by the inspector, with 29% initiated by the public.