Clark County building stats continue to rise

Single Family Residential (SFR) permits continue to show gains over last year’s red-hot building pace. Through the end of September, 1,105 SFR permits have been issued in 2016 by Clark County Community Development. This is a 16.7 percent increase over the 947 SFR permits issued in the County through the same period last year.

For September, 120 SFR permits were issued which is 37.9 percent more than the 87 single family permits issued in the same month last year.

Clark County Community Development issued 1,105 Single Family Residential permits in September 2016, which represents a 16.7 percent increase over September 2015. Shown here is a home currently under construction in Ridgefield’s Pioneer Canyon. Photo by Mike Schultz
Clark County Community Development issued 1,105 Single Family Residential permits in September 2016, which represents a 16.7 percent increase over September 2015. Shown here is a home currently under construction in Ridgefield’s Pioneer Canyon. Photo by Mike Schultz

“We are blessed with continued demand for new home construction. We are experiencing robust recovery in all market segments from entry level to luxury” commented Tracy Doriot, president of the Building Industry Association (BIA) of Clark County and owner of Doriot Construction. “Despite increasing regulatory pressures, as an industry, we remain focused on providing affordable workforce housing for Clark County residents.”

The Building Industry Association (BIA) of Clark County is a nonprofit trade association representing the interests of all businesses involved with real estate, land development, homebuilding and construction.

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