Tampa sees construction permit values soar in fiscal ’15, beat previous record

The number of construction permits pulled in the city of Tampa fell year over year in fiscal 2015, but the total dollar value rose by nearly $400 million.

In fiscal ’15, 23,161 building permits (16,855 residential and 6,306 commercial) totaling $2.4 billion were pulled. In fiscal ’14, the city had a total of 34,500 permits totaling $2.03 billion.

“Not only did construction services increase their permitting value by nearly $400 million, but they did so with a lean and mean staff,” Tampa Mayor Bob… …read more