Community Development

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The Community Development Department has released its monthly report for March 2023. Building permit valuation in March 2023 were slightly higher than March 2022 (a 13% increase). Fees collected in March 2023 were 13% lower than the previous year. However, the number of permits issued in March 2023 were 10% higher than the previous year. The significant permits issued in January included 6 accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and one single-family dwelling.

Planning received 10 new applications in March 2023. These included 4 accessory dwelling units (ADUs),  3 house additions, a new single-family house, a new detached unit on an R-2 zoned lot, and a CUP for a tutoring business. 

Five business licenses were issued in March. They included an auto repair, day spa, tutoring business, and two beauty salons.

Community Preservation was active in March 2023. The number of cases opened were 28% higher than the previous year. 75% of the cases were initiated by the inspector, rather than the public.