Signs Of New Home Building

New home construction lags south of the metro.

---The Cass County Zoning Office recorded 42 new home construction permits in 2012. The cumulative value was placed at $7,131,201, which is generally about 60% of the final tax appraisal.

For comparison, there were 46 permits issued in 2011 with values totaling $8.75 million.

Total county building permits in previous years: 2010 - 47, 2009 – 40 permits / 2008 - 48 permits / 2007 - 81 / 2006 - 78

Also in the 2012 county permits report: Additions and remodels (59) valued at $1,021,705 / Pole buildings (29) $891,852 / Garages (29) $145,354

There were 5 commercial building permits issued with a cumulative value of $531,828.

Total fees collected in the zoning/inspection office for the county in 2012: $106,360, down about $23,000 from the year before.

Note: The county zoning office has interlocal agreements to do building permits and inspections for all communities in the county except for Plattsmouth, Louisville, Eagle and Murdock.

---The Plattsmouth City Inspector's Office report shows 5 new home permits were issued in 2012 in its zoning jurisdiction. The total value of the homes was placed at $539,000.

In 2011, there were 4 new home permits with their value totaling $489,000.

Permit numbers from recent years: 2010 – 15 permits / 2009 - 4 / 2008 – 15 / 2007 - 11 / 2006 - 18

One commercial permit was issued in 2012 with the value at $436,000.

The Plattsmouth City Inspector’s Office collected a total of $32,788 in building permit and other fees, about $11,000 less than 2011.

---There were 4 new home building permits in the 2012 report from the City of Louisville, 2 more than in 2011.

All 4 were outside the city limits but within the one-mile extraterritorial jurisdiction.

New home building totals in recent years in Louisville: 2010 – 6 permits / 2009 – 6 permits / 2008 – 4 permits / 2007 - 7 / 2006 - 7


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