According to data presented by Longmont’s Community Development Department, new residential construction is increasing while commercial development has slightly decreased. A total of 2,464 residential permits have been issued through July 2016, compared with 2, 275 for the same time period in 2015. Those numbers include all types of new construction as well as remodeling permits and “other” permits.
The largest increase is for single-family homes. 188 permits have been pulled this year to date compared to 136 in 2015. Townhomes permitted in 2016 to date (45) are comparable to permits issued last year (43). One category which has remained unchanged is condo permits. None were issued in 2015 and none have been issued so far in 2016. Commercial permits have slowed slightly — 13 permits have been issued for new commercial construction in the first seven months of 2016 while 19 were issued for the same time period in 2015.