Permit Activity Remains Strong Through Third Quarter (Sept. 2017)

KANSAS CITY, MO – The third quarter of 2017 ended with 511 permits issued during September, according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s (HBA) monthly Residential Building Permit Statistics report.  Year-to-date total permits are the highest in 10 years with 4,639 single family permits compared to 2016 with 4,282. Permit activity through September has increased 8 percent as compared to 2016 at this time.  Multi-family construction has slowed compared to recent years, with 1,621 units permitted to date.

Click September 2017 Residential Permit Stats for the report.

“A mild fall has allowed builders to continue with all aspects of home construction,” reported Josh Clark, executive vice president of the HBA.  “Unless the winter weather becomes especially harsh, new home inventory should continue to increase throughout the region.”

Each county in the metro area has reported an increase in permit activity in 2017, with the exception of a slight decrease in Platte.  Growth north of the river allows Kansas City, Mo., to continue to top the list of area cities in number of permits issued with 738; that, however is a decrease of 149 from the first three quarters of 2016.  Other cities in the top permitting list are:  Olathe with 482, Lee’s Summit at 390, Overland Park with 348 and Kansas City, KS/Wyandotte County rounding out the top five at 270.