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City of Houston building permits totaled $7.3 billion for the 12 months ending December ’19, up 19.1 percent from $6.1 billion for the same period in ’18, according to the latest data released by the city’s Public Works Department. Commercial permits rose 36.7 percent to $4.5 billion while residential permits decreased 1.3 percent to $2.8 billion.
City building permits totaled $415.3 million in December ’19, down 18.8 percent from $511.6 million in December ’18. Commercial permit values totaled $262.7 million, down 3.1 percent from $271.1 million in ’18. Residential permits were $152.7 million, a decrease of 36.5 percent from $240.5 million in ’18.
Projects of note that were permitted in December:
Berina Suljic Cologlu
Patrick Jankowski, CERP
Senior Vice President, Research
City of Houston building permits totaled $415.3 million in December '19