Community Development

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October, 2022 Monthly Report 

The Community Development Department has released its monthly report for October 2022. There was a modest 19% increase in building permit valuation when comparing October 2022 to October 2021. The year-to-date numbers for permit valuation saw an even greater increase of 35%. There was a very strong 41% increase in fees paid between October of this year and the previous year. However, the year-to-date increase was only 10%.  The number of permits issued in October 2022 was 17% higher than the previous year. The number of permits finaled was very significant, with a 111% increase over October 2021. All but one of the significant permits issued in October were for accessory dwelling units (ADUs). 

Planning received 10 new applications in October 2022. There were 6 new ADU applications, 2 minor site plan reviews for house additions, and 2 major site plan review applications for a smaller multi-family project and two detached single-family dwelling units.

The City issued 2 business licenses in October. One was for a wholesale warehouse, and another was for an eye lash establishment.

Community Preservation continued to be very active in October 2022. The number of cases opened in October 2022 were the same as October 2021. However, the difference between the year-to-date numbers was 75% higher than the previous year. This was due to the hiring of the second inspector. In October 2022, 64% of the cases were initiated by the inspector, rather than the public.