The Community Development Department has released its monthly report for July 2022. Building construction activity continued to be up significantly from the previous year. Building permit valuation saw a 35% increase from July 2021 to July 2022. The number of permits issued in July 2022 increased by 75%. Total fees paid were $12,000 higher than last year. Most of the significant permits issued were accessory dwelling units (ADUs). However, there were also some new two-story houses, and tenant improvements for a bank and a new doctor’s office.
Planning received ten new applications in July 2022. Seven cases were for ADUs and one was for a façade improvement to the shopping center at 9441 Las Tunas Drive (corner Las Tunas Drive and Oak Avenue). There were also a couple zoning clearance applications.
The City issued three new business licenses in July. One license was for an auto shop, another was for an air conditioning company office, and the third license was for a medical office.
Community Preservation continued to be very active in July 2022. The number of cases opened and closed between July 2022 and July 2021 increased 82%. The cases in July 2022 were evenly split between cases opened at the request of the public and cases initiated by the inspector.