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Monthly Update: Building Permits

December '18
Published on 1/24/19
Monthly Update: Building Permits

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City of Houston building permits totaled $511.6 million in December ’18, down 6.3 percent from $546.0 million in December ’17, according to the latest data released by the city’s Public Works Department.

Two projects of note that were permitted in December:

  • Lakeside Country Club ($29.5 million permit value), an 86,170-square-foot facility built by Houston-based Tellepsen Builders. Lakeside Country Club is among the many west Houston properties damaged by Hurricane Harvey.
  • River Oaks Surgical Center ($13.0 million permit value), a 6-story, 130,000-square-foot mixed-use facility designed by San Francisco-based Gensler. The project will feature two floors of medical offices, a surgical center and ground level retail space.

For the full year, city building permits totaled $6.1 billion, the same volume of construction as was permitted in ’17.

  • Nonresidential construction slipped 12.1 percent, from $3.7 billion in ’17 to $3.3 billion in ’18.
  • Residential construction increased 17.7 percent, from $2.4 billion in ’17 to $2.8 billion in ’18.

Building Permits December

Patrick Jankowski, CERP
Senior Vice President, Research

Melissa Verhoef, PhD
Analyst, Research

building permitsconstructionkey economic indicatorreal estate
$511.6 million

City of Houston building permits totaled $511.6 million in December ’18

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