2013 has seen a dramatic uptick in building permits compared to 2012, and September has continued that trend.
Monthly permits issued jumped to 119 permits from 21 the previous year, and the annual total in construction dollars has grown from $12.8 million to $23.8 million year to date. The city has increased enforcement on permits since 2012.
The monthly building report was presented to the city commission Monday.
McPherson saw building permits in September for seven additions, 106 maintenance necessities, and six new constructions, including three new single family dwellings, two duplexes and a sales office.
For the year to date, the city has issued 655 building permits. In 2012, the city issued a total of 155 permits.
For the year to date, commercial construction has equaled $15.6 million, already more than double 2012’s $7.2 million. Part of the increase comes from the USD 418 bond project, which totaled more than $4.2 million in September.
Residential home construction has been slower, increasing from $4.1 million to $4.8 million since last year, but the new home total has almost doubled from $525,000 last year to $1.1 million so far this year.