Residential Permit Activity Reaches Level Not Seen Since 2007 (Apr. 2017)

The eight-county Kansas City metropolitan area topped 2,000 permits in the first four months of 2017 – a level of activity not seen since 2007.

Click April 2017 Residential Permit Stats for the report.

Local cities and counties recorded 562 single family building permits during April, bringing the year-to-date total to 2,059 according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s (HBA) monthly Residential Building Permit Statistics report. Multi-family construction has slowed compared to the past several years, with 465 units permitted during 2017.

“Our builders reported a very busy Spring Parade,” said Executive Vice President Josh Clark, “with numerous buyers signing contracts for new homes and many considering custom home building.”

The Missouri counties of Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platte have recorded permit increases ranging from 6 percent in Clay County to 96 percent in Cass County. Johnson County reports a slight decrease (6 percent) from 2016 activity while Leavenworth, Miami, and Wyandotte have issued more permits than in the prior year. Cities which have experienced a notable increase are Peculiar (up from zero to 48), Lee’s Summit (up from 101 to 201), unincorporated Platte County (up from 42 to 79) and Kansas City, Kansas/Wyandotte County (increasing to 187 from 79).