More single family home permits issued


Mobile home permits unchanged, commercial permits down

By Charles Warner - cwarner@civitasmedia.com



Courtesy photo The Catawba Regional Council of Governments is located in Rock Hill. The agency serves the Catawba Region which is composed of Chester, Lancaster, Union, and York counties. One of the tasks the agency performs is monitoring growth in the Catawba Region, keeping track of the issuance of building permits in each of the four counties that make up the region. Earlier this month the agency issued its report on building permit activities in the four counties during the third quarter of 2015.


UNION COUNTY — The number of building permits issued for single family homes increased in Union County between the third quarters of 2014 and 2015 while those issued for mobile homes remained unchanged and the number of permits for commercial construction declined.

In a memorandum issued Dec. 9 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 Council of Governments that is organization had completed its report on the building permit activity throughout the region for the third quarter (July-September) of 2015.

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 that “most of the region’s four counties experienced increases in single family residential activity which can be equated to growth. Multi-family and mobile home permit totals were down while commercial permit totals were generally up and only York County had any industrial permit activity.”

The Catawba Regional Council of Governments tracks building permit activity as a means of monitoring growth in the Catawba Region. Its 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 a total of 12 permits were issued for single family homes in the third quarter of 2015, a 9.1 percent increase over the 11 issued in the third quarter of 2014.

No permits were issued in either quarter for multi-family housing or for industrial construction.

Two permits were issued for mobile homes in the third quarter of 2015, a 33.3 percent decrease from the three issued in the third quarter of 2014.

The number of permits for commercial construction increased by 100 percent between the third quarter of 2014 when one was issued and two were issued in the third quarter of this year.

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

• 12 single family permits — $2,353,425

• Two mobile home permits — $120,509

• Two commercial permits — $221,160

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 the number of permits issued for single family homes decreased by 17.5 percent from the third quarter of 2014 when 309 were issued and the third quarter of this year when 255 were issued.

No permits were issued in either quarter for multi-family housing or for industrial construction.

The number of mobile home permits decreased by 8.7 percent from the 23 issued in the third quarter of 2014 to the 21 issued in the third quarter of 2015.

The number permits issued for commercial construction, however, increased 52.9 percent from the 17 issued in the third quarter of 2014 to the 26 issued in the third quarter of 2015.

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

• 255 single family permits — $78,068,697

• 21 mobile home permits — $484,889

• 26 commercial permits — $13,570,506

Union County

In Union County a total of seven permits for single family homes were issued in the third quarter of 2015, a 16.7 percent increase over the six issued in the third quarter of 2014.

No permits were issued in either quarter for multi-family housing or for industrial construction.

Seven permits for mobile homes were issued in both quarters.

The number of permits issued for commercial construction decreased by 100 percent from the one issued in the third quarter of 2014 to none issued in the third quarter of this year.

The total value of the permits issued by Union County in the third quarter of 2015 were:

Seven single family — $834,665

Seven mobile home permits — $190,926

*Totals for the entire County

York County

In York County the number of permits issued for single family homes increased by 16.9 percent from the 466 issued in the third quarter of 2014 to the 545 issued in the third quarter of 2015.

The number of permits issued for multi-family housing, however, decreased 50.3 percent from 15 issued in the third quarter of 2014 to seven issued in the third quarter of this year.

Only one mobile home permit was issued in the third quarter of this year, a 90.9 percent drop from the 11 issued in the third quarter of 2014.

The number of commercial permits, however, increased by 26.7 percent with 19 issued in the third quarter of this year compared to 15 in the third quarter of 2014.

A single industrial permit was issued in each quarter.

The total value of the permits issued by York County in the third quarter of 2015 were:

545 single family permits — $173,579,687

Seven multi-family permits — $16,762,250

One mobile home permits — No value reported

19 commercial permits — $45,494,026

One industrial permit — $2,589,216

Courtesy photo The Catawba Regional Council of Governments is located in Rock Hill. The agency serves the Catawba Region which is composed of Chester, Lancaster, Union, and York counties. One of the tasks the agency performs is monitoring growth in the Catawba Region, keeping track of the issuance of building permits in each of the four counties that make up the region. Earlier this month the agency issued its report on building permit activities in the four counties during the third quarter of 2015.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_CRCOG-Building1-290×216.jpgCourtesy photo The Catawba Regional Council of Governments is located in Rock Hill. The agency serves the Catawba Region which is composed of Chester, Lancaster, Union, and York counties. One of the tasks the agency performs is monitoring growth in the Catawba Region, keeping track of the issuance of building permits in each of the four counties that make up the region. Earlier this month the agency issued its report on building permit activities in the four counties during the third quarter of 2015.
Mobile home permits unchanged, commercial permits down

By Charles Warner

cwarner@civitasmedia.com

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or cwarner@civitasmedia.com.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or cwarner@civitasmedia.com.

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