Lee permits soar

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New building permits up sharply in August

Lee county had a dramatic increase in building permits issued for the month of August reaching 1,309, nearly triple the number from a year ago. Previously the record had been June’s 1,025 permits. Lee County’s numbers include the unincorporated county plus Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Springs.

Cape Coral reported that 742 permits were pulled in August, also a record and almost twice the number from a year earlier. Previously, the Cape’s record was June’s 711. Fort Myers’ numbers were down: 40 permits, compared to 208 in August 2004.

I don’t know how to explain the July permitting dip that the region experienced, but continued builder confidence is certainly positive news for the area.

Permits hit record in Lee, Cape Coral [News-Press]

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