UNION COUNTY — No building permits were issued in Union County for commercial and industrial development in the third quarter of 2012 but permits for single family dwellings were up slightly according to a report issued by the Catawba Regional Council of Governments.
According to its website (catawbacog.org) the Catawba Regional Council of Governments or COG “is an association of South Carolina local governments in Chester, Lancaster, Union, and York counties. The COG serves as a forum for intergovernmental cooperation and as a central staffing resource for grantsmanship, land use and transportation planning, community and economic development, workforce investment, GIS mapping, information systems, and project management.”
One of the services the COG provides is a quarterly report on regional building permit trends. The third quarter report, which was issued earlier this month, states that the COG’s analysis of the data gathered for the months of July, August and September “shows that the region’s four counties generally had higher permits for single family, multi-family and mobile home as compared to 2011. Commercial permits totals were mixed up while industrial permit activity was down.”
In Union County, the report states that there was “a slight increase in permits for single family homes while permit totals for mobile homes remained the same. There were no permit no commercial or industrial permits issued during this quarter in 2011 or 2012.”
The report states that:
• Six permits for single family dwellings were issued in the county in the third quarter of 2012 compared to five in 2011, an increase of 20 percent.
• Ten permits for mobile homes were issued in the county in the third quarter of 2012, the same as in 2011.
• In addition to there being no commercial or industrial permits issued in either quarter, no permits were issued for multi-family dwellings during either of those periods.
The report also address building permit activity in the other three counties of the Catawba Region including:
• Chester County where there was “a slight decrease in single family permits and a slight increase in mobile home permits. The number of industrial permits issued decreased while there were no commercial permits in either quarter.”
• Lancaster County where there was “a moderate increase in single family permits and a slight increase in mobile home permits. There were no multi-family permits issued either quarter. There was a slight increase in the number of commercial permits issued and the county had no industrial permit activity during either quarter.”
• York County where there was “a moderate increase in the number of permits for single family homes. The number of permits for multi-family homes also increased moderately as did the number for mobile homes.”