Houston building permits up . . . and downHouston building permits up . . . and downhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=139692016-07-26T05:00:00Z2016-07-26T17:00:00Z

​​​HOUSTON – Local building permits for June were up from a year ago, but the total number for the first half of 2016 was down from the first half of 2015.

According to data from the city's Public Works & Engineering and Planning & Development Services departments, the number of building permits issued last month was up almost 13 percent over June 2015​.

However, permits for the first six months of the year were down 10 percent from the same period last year.

Last month's permits were for projects totaling $811.2 million, a record for the month and up almost $100 million from the $720 million in permits a year earlier, according to The Greater Houston Partnership.

Year to date, city building permits totaled $3.5 billion, a 10 percent increase over the $3.9 billion total during the same period in 2015.

The value of nonresidential building permits rose 6 percent, and residential permit values increased 27 percent. Schools and other education buildings accounted for the largest share of permit values in June followed by permits for single-family homes.

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