Community Development

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The Community Development Department has released its monthly report for August 2023.

Building permit valuation in August 2023 was 61% higher than 2022. Fees collected in August 2023 were also higher than August 2022 – an 74% increase. 234 permits were issued in August 2023, which was 64% higher than the number of permits issued in August 2022. All the significant permits issued in August 2023 were for accessory dwelling units (ADUs).

Planning received 15 new applications in August 2023. These included 7 ADU applications, 2 applications for house additions, 3 applications for new single-family residences, a tentative parcel map for a flag lot subdivision, a conditional use permit to expand a restaurant, and a conditional use permit to operate a tutoring business.

Six business licenses were issued in August. They included an eye lash establishment, 3 restaurants, a barber shop, and a retail establishment.

Community Preservation continued to be active in August 2023. So far this year, the number of cases opened were 15% higher than the previous year. 68% of the cases opened in August were initiated by the inspector, with 28% initiated by the public.