June 2014 Building Permit Report
The first six months of 2014 have closely tracked those of 2013 as the number of single family residential building permits varies from month to month, with June showing a decrease from May, according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s (HBA) monthly Residential Building Permit Statistics report. With 359 single family permits issued during June, the year-to-date total for 2014 is 2,044. Multi-family construction continues to grow significantly as June recorded 688 units making a year-to-date total of 2,292 which is the highest six month total since 2001.
“It’s great to see builders’ confidence high and existing new home inventory low, in spite of the appearance that 2014 may not show much of an uptick in permits,” said Executive Vice President Sara Corless.
Johnson County continues the trend of repeating 2013 performance with 802 year-to-date for 2014, compared to 793 at this point last year. Other counties which are relatively unchanged are Jackson County with 382 (388 in 2013), Platte County with 192 (179 in 2013) and Wyandotte County increasing by 11 permits, from 84 to 95. Likewise, the list of cities ranked by permits issued remains the same from 2013 to 2014, with the exception of Basehor, Kansas replacing Leawood as tenth on the list.