MPR News reports permits increased by 20 percent. The Builders Association of the Twin Cities says single-family homes took up the majority of those permits. However, multi-family construction was down 40 percent in August, compared to last year.
Twin Cities building permits up 57 percent from year ago
Building permits are on the rise in the Twin Cities. According to data from the Keystone Report for the Builders Association of the Twin Cities, building permits issued in the Twin Cities this month were up 57 percent over last July, to 403, and the number of units permitted more than doubled, to 783. The data also revealed that 3,953 units have been permitted, up 75 percent over the same time last year.