Sharp drop in October
The number of permits issued in October for single-family homes dropped sharply in both Cape Coral and Lee County as contractors struggled with rough weather and a tough new statewide building code.
Lee County issued 861 permits, down from 1,181 in September, but still more than the 641 in October 2004. Those numbers include Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Springs.
In Cape Coral, 464 permits were issued in October compared to the all-time high of 765 in September, and 573 permits issued in October 2004.
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