February 2015 Residential Permit Statistics

Residential building permit numbers increased from the January 2015 total and also from the same month one year ago, according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s (HBA) monthly Residential Building Permit Statistics report.   There were 260 single family permits issued and 102 multi-family units permitted during February.  The year-to-date total of 495 single family permits is just slightly under the 503 permits issued during the first two months of 2014.

“As we get into 2015 we are hearing more about business expansion and new residents re-locating to the KC area and that is fueling optimism for spring new home sales,” said Executive Vice President Sara Corless.

Comparing 2015 and 2014 year-to-date totals, Cass, Clay, Johnson and Leavenworth counties have shown increases while the remaining counties in the area (Jackson, Platte, Wyandotte and Miami) have decreased.  Year to date Johnson County leads the area with 186 single family units, followed by Clay County with 111, Jackson County with 92, and Platte County with 40.

Kansas City remains the top permitting city with 106 units in 2015 followed by Olathe at 74, Overland Park at 65, and Lee’s Summit and Blue Springs both with 32.  The top ten permitting jurisdictions are rounded out with Lenexa, Parkville, Independence, Shawnee and Platte County.

In a wrap up of 2014 statistics, the HBA identified the list of top permitting home builders in the metropolitan area.  Summit Custom Homes tops the permit list with 226, followed by Rodrock Homes with 145, James Engle Custom Homes and Sallee Homes both with 124 and PC Homes at 94.  For more information about builders’ permit activity, contact the Home Builders Association.

Click here for the Feb 2015 Permit Statistics Report.