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52 single-family home permits pulled in Lee County in May

By Staff | Jun 1, 2011

During May, contractors pulled 52 permits to build single-family houses collectively valued at nearly $10 million in unincorporated Lee County. That compares to 30 permits issued in April and 41 issued in May 2010, according to the Lee County Department of Community Development.
This was the highest monthly total for single-family permits in unincorporated Lee since June 2008, when 56 were issued. The monthly increase — up 73 percent over last month and 27 percent over last year — is due to large builders completing existing subdivisions.
Permits were issued for two multi-family units, compared to two in April and eight in May 2010.
Permits for seven new commercial structures were valued at more than $1 million in May, compared to $518,365 in April and $2.9 million in May 2010.
Lee County Community Development oversees planning, zoning, development and building services, environmental review, building inspection, and code enforcement for the unincorporated areas of Lee County.
To learn more about the department and its services, visit www.lee-county.com/dcd.