The Community Development Department has released its monthly report for August 2022. Building construction activity continued to be up significantly from the previous year. Building permit valuation nearly doubled between August 2022 and August 2021. The number of permits issued in August 2022 increased by 30 percent over last year. Total fees paid were 39 percent higher than last year. The significant permits issued were for a new single-family house, a pair of accessory dwelling units (ADUs), and tenant improvements for a medical office.
Planning received 14 new applications in August 2022. There were eight new ADU applications, three house additions,three conditional use permits, and one new three-unit condominium project.
The City issued three new business licenses in August. One license was for a new church, another was for a medical office, and another was for a CPA office.
Community Preservation continued to be very active in August 2022. The number of cases opened in August 2022 was 98 percent higher than the previous year. Eighty-three of the cases opened were initiated by the inspector and 43 were initiated by the public.