Permits worth $755,777 issued


UNION COUNTY — More building permits for single family and mobile homes were issued in Union County in the first quarter of 2015 than in the first quarter of 2014 according to a report by the Catawba Regional Council of Governments.

In a memorandum issued Wednesday to the “County Councils, Mayors, Legislative Delegations, Chambers, Economic Development and Planning Departments, New Media” of the Catawba Region, Mike Vead, Senior Planner for Catawba Regional, explained that his organization “tracks building permit activity as a means of monitoring growth.”

The Catawba Region is composed of Chester, Lancaster, Union, and York counties and the building permit activity tracked in those counties by the Catawba Regional Council of Governments includes single family homes, multi-family dwellings, mobile homes, and commercial and industrial development.

Vead said his organization has completed it report on the building permit activity throughout the region for the first quarter (January-March) of 2015. Vead said that during the first quarter of the year, single family permit activity increased throughout the entire region. There was no multi-family permit activity while mobile home permit activity was up. The number of commercial permits issued generally remained the same as did the number of industrial permits issued.”

The Catawba Regional Council of Governments website (www.catawbacog.org) states that the organization collects data only for new construction with the exception of some industrial permits issued for the upgrade of existing facilities.

Chester County

In Chester County in the first quarter of 2015 a total of 9 single family permits were issued, a 200 percent increase over the three issued in the first quarter of 2014. No multi-family permits were issued in either quarter and only one mobile home permit was issued in each quarter. No commercial permits were issued in the first quarter of 2015, a 100 percent decrease from the first quarter of 2014 when two were issued. Only one industrial permit was issued in the first quarter of 2015, the same as in the first quarter of 2014.

The Catawba Regional Council of Governments website reports the total of value of the permits issued in each county in each category in the first quarter of 2015. Those values in Chester County were:

• Nine single family permits — $1,804,27

• One mobile home permit — $89,900

• One industrial permit — $565,000

The website states that all the permits issued during the first quarter of 2015 were issued by Chester County and none were issued by the City of Chester.

Lancaster County

In Lancaster County in the first quarter of 2015 a total of 290 single family permits were issued, a 26.6 percent increase over the 229 issued in the first quarter of 2014. No multi-family permits were issued in either quarter, but 18 mobile home permits were in the first quarter of 2015, a 10 percent decline from the first quarter of 2014 when 20 were issued. Commercial permits issued increased 23.1 percent from 13 in the first quarter of 2014 to 16 in the first quarter of 2015. No industrial permits were issued in either quarter.

The total value of the permits issued by Lancaster County in the first quarter of 2015 were:

• 290 single family permits — $93,479,537

• 18 mobile home permits — $490,580

• 16 commercial permits — $3,085,032

Only one permit was issued by the City of Lancaster and the value of that permit was:

• 1 mobile home permit — $15,000

The website states that the values reported for each county in each category includes all the permits issued including those issued by the county and the municipalities within its boundaries.

Union County

In Union County in the first quarter of 2015 a total of 4 single family permits were issued, a 33.3 percent increase over the three issued in the first quarter of 2014. No multi-family permits were issued in either quarter, but mobile home permits increased by 25 percent from eight in the first quarter of 2014 to 10 in the first quarter of 2015. No commercial or industrial permits were issued in either quarter.

All the permits issued in the county in the first quarter of 2015 were issued by Union County, none by the City of Union. The value of those permits were:

• 4 single family permits — $492,242

• 10 mobile home permits — $263,528

York County

In York County in the first quarter of 2015 a total of 484 single family permits were issued, a 45.3 percent over the 333 issued in the first quarter of 2014. The number of multi-family permits issued decreased by 100 percent from one in the first quarter of 2014 to none in the first quarter of 2015. The number of mobile home permits issued increased by 46.2 percent from 13 in the first quarter of 2014 to 19 in the first quarter of 2015. Twelve commercial permits and one industrial permit were issued in the first quarter of 2015, the same as in the first quarter of 2014.

Building permits issued in the first quarter of 2015 were issued by York County and the cities of Clover, Fort Mill, Rock Hill, and Tega Cay.

The total value of the permits issued in York County were:

• 484 single family permits — $144,819,560

• 12 commercial permits — $22,751,676

• one industrial permit — $82,600

The City of Clover issued 19 single family permits with a total value of $5,031,000.

The City of Fort Mill issued 116 single family permits with a total value of $42,219,353 and two commercial permits with a total value of $17,500,000.

The City of Rock Hill issued 66 single family permits with a total value of $19,417,512 and four commercial permits with a total value of $3,917,406.

The City of Tega Cay issued 39 single family permits with a total value of $15,671,310 and two commercial permits with a total value of $750,000.

The City of York issued three single family permits with a total value of $530,672.

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