KC, MO Tops List of Most Permits Issued in 2018 So Far (July 2018)

Permit issuance slowed in July, but with 485 single family units permitted during the month, the year-to-date total of 3,594 is within 2 percent of 2017’s first seven months, according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s (HBA) monthly Residential Building Permit Statistics report. Multi-family units (five or more units in one building) has surpassed the same period last year, with 1,305 units permitted in 2018 compared to 1,191 in 2017.

Click here for the July 2018 Residential Permit Stat report.

Kansas City, Mo., has recorded the highest number of permits so far in 2018, with 526 in its three-county reach. Olathe has the second highest number of permits issued with 342 units. Lee’s Summit (269 permits), Blue Springs (266 permits), and Lenexa (228 permits) round out the top five cities with the most permits issued in the first seven months of 2018.

New homes are under construction in several new subdivisions. The permit increase in Blue Springs (from 106 in 2017 to 266 in 2018) is centered in neighborhoods that feature duplex and four-plex homes:  Tequesta Village, Colonial Highlands and Eagle Ridge Villas.  North of the river, the Thousand Oaks subdivision in Parkville has increased its number of permits issued by 20 compared to the same period in 2017 and Seven Bridges (Platte county) is also growing.  The Meadows, in Spring Hill, and St. John’s Highlands in Gardner are also reporting increased permit activity.

Home buyers will be able to visit these subdivisions and many others during the Fall Parade of Homes, September 22 through October 7, which will feature 330 new homes built by 105 of the HBA’s member builders.