York County Residential Building Permits Down 45 Percent

New home permits drop nearly 45 percent

May 8, 2008

The number of permits for new homes in York County dropped 44.9 percent in the first quarter of 2008 compared with 2007, further illustrating the decline in new home building in the area.

The data, compiled by the Catawba Regional Council of Governments, shows 445 single-family home permits were issued from January through March, compared with 807 permits in the first quarter of 2007. Mobile home permits also dropped by 50 percent. In Chester County, 22 single-family permits were issued, up from 18 in the same period last year.

Commercial permits slightly increased in York County, with 34 issued this year, compared with 32 in 2007. Chester County issued one commercial building permit in the first quarter, the same number as last year.

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