Residential Permit Growth Continues as Fall Parade Nears (August 2017)

KANSAS CITY, MO — Local cities and counties issued 481 permits for new single-family units during August bringing the year-to-date total to 4,128, according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s monthly Residential Building Permit Statistics report. This total of 4,128 is a 7 percent increase over the same period in 2016.

Kansas City, Mo., tops the list of permit issuers with 680, with the majority (504) of those in Clay County. Rounding out the top five most active cities are: Olathe (407), Lee’s Summit (351), Overland Park (318) and the Unified Government of Kansas City, Kansas/Wyandotte County (254).

Click August 2017 Residential Permit Stats for the report.

“With 286 homes on the 70th Fall Parade of Homes, the residential building industry in Kansas City is continuing to strengthen and offers options for everyone with price points from $249,950 up to $1.58 million,” said HBA Executive Vice President Josh Clark. “We hope everyone will come out during the Parade, which runs Sept. 23–Oct. 8, and visit our builders’ homes.”

While the number of single-family permits has increased compared to last year, multi-family construction has slowed down compared to 2016: new projects have decreased to 1,207 units permitted, compared with 3,062 units for the first seven months of 2016.

More information about the Fall Parade of Homes can be found at