The Park City construction industry, enjoying a solid rebound this year from the depths of the recession, posted its best month of 2013 in July, nearly breaking the $10 million mark for the month.
The Park City Building Department said it issued 151 building permits in July. The dollar figure rose from a little more than $8 million in June and was up sharply from the approximately $3.6 million tallied in July 2012. June and July were the two best months of 2013.
The year-to-date figure through the end of July was a little less than $36.5 million, up from the approximately $27.3 million amassed through the same period in 2012.
The numbers early on had been expected to increase from 2012 and the years of the recession, but it was not clear how far they could climb. The dollar figure through the end of July remains well off the record-setting years prior to the recession, however.
Even with the solid numbers, alterations and additions continue to account for a high percentage of the overall dollar figure. In July, alterations and additions totaled approximately $5.7 million, more than half of the month's dollar figure.
Many property owners since the onset of the recession have chosen to fix up their places or add onto them instead of putting up new buildings. Alterations and additions are usually less valuable than new construction projects, though.
The Building Department in July issued six permits for single family houses. They were valued at a little more than $4.2 million combined.
Some of the high-dollar permits issued in July included:
There was a series of six-figure permits issued in July as well, including the permits to build houses and remodels.
There were no permits issued for duplexes, multi-family buildings or commercial buildings.
The number of electrical, plumbing and mechanical permits was mixed compared to the previous month and the previous July. The Building Department's inspection load, approximately 137 per day in July, was up sharply from the previous month and from July 2012.