More single family permits issued in 2015


Mobile permits unchanged from 2014, 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 for the year 2015.


UNION COUNTY — The number of building permits issued for single-family dwellings increased in Union County and the rest of the Catawba Region in 2015 according to the Catawba Regional Council of Governments.

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. 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.

In a memorandum issued to public officials and planning development agencies in the region, Mike Vead, Senior Planner for the Catawba Regional Council of Governments, stated the organization has completed its report on building activities for the calendar year 2015. Vead said the number of permits issued for single family dwellings increased throughout the region during the year. Permits for multi-famly dwellings and mobile homes remained the same or were down slightly. He said that permits issued for commercial properties was mixed while permits issued for industrial development was down.

Chester County

In Chester County, 40 permits were issued for single-family dwellings in 2015 compared to 23 in 2014, an increase of 73.9 percent.

No permits were issued for multi-family dwellings in either year.

Mobile home permits fell from 10 in 2014 to 7 in 2015, a 30 percent decrease.

Commercial permits also declined, falling from 6 in 2014 to 5 in 2015, a 16.7 percent decrease.

Industrial permits also declined, going from 4 issued in 2014 to three in 2015, a 25 percent decrease.

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

• 40 single-family permits — $ 7,111,932

• Seven mobile home permits — $ 603,519

• Five commercial permits — $ 2,111,160

• Three industrial permits — $55,092,500

Lancaster County

In Lancaster County, 1,083 permits were issued for single-family dwellings in 2015 compared to 1,019 in 2014, an increase of 6.3 percent.

No permits were issued for multi-family dwellings in either year.

The number of permits issued for mobile homes, however, increased 3.6 percent from 83 in 2014 to 86 in 2015.

The number of permits issued for commercial properties also increased, going from 68 in 2014 to 82 in 2015, an increase of 20.6 percent.

No permits were issued for industrial properties in either year.

The total value of the permits issued in Lancaster County for 2015 were:

• 1,083 single-family permits — $332,125,227

• 86 mobile home permits — $2,117,128

• 82 commercial permits — $37,402,376

Union County

In Union County, 18 permits were issued for single-family dwellings in 2015 compared to 13 in 2014

No permits were issued for multi-family dwellings in either year.

Twenty-two permits were issued for mobile homes in 2015, the same as in 2014.

No permits were issued for commercial properties in 2015 compared to one in 2014, a 100 percent decrease.

No permits were issued for industrial properties in either year.

The total value of the permits issued in Union County for 2015 were:

• 18 single-family permits — $2,632,912

• 22 mobile home permits — $820,419

York County

In York County, 1,937 permits were issued for single-family dwellings in 2015 compared to 1,253 in 2014, an increase of 54.6 percent.

The number of permits issued for multi-family dwellings decreased 24.1 percent from 29 in 2014 to 22 in 2015.

The number of permits issued for mobile home fell 79.2 percent from 48 in 2014 to 10 in 2015.

Commercial permits were up, however, going from 41 in 2014 to 50 in 2015, an increase of 21.9 percent.

Industrial permits, however, fell 20 percent from five in 2014 to four in 2015.

The total value of the permits issued in York County for 2015 were:

• 1,937 single-family permits — $604,161,034

• 22 multi-family permits — $46,121,430

• 10 mobile home permits —value not reported

• 50 commercial permits — $156,200,003

• 4 industrial permits — $13,316,819

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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 for the year 2015.

http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_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 for the year 2015.

Mobile permits unchanged from 2014, 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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