Play it again Midland! Permits a hit in 2013Play it again Midland! Permits a hit in 2013https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=52942014-01-10T10:55:00Z2014-01-10T06:45:00Z

MIDLAND - For three years in a row, the City of Midland has issued a record number of housing permits as the population continued to grow.

The city issued 732 housing permits in 2013, an approximate 20 percent increase from the amount issued in 2012. Commercial permits also increased as the city issued 88 permits in 2013 compared to 58 in 2012.

The constant population increase caused by the oil boom and the subsequent high demand for housing played major roles in the record-breaking year that the city went through.

Betenbough Homes, with its nearly 700-unit Legends Park in West Midland, requested the most permits in 2013, according to Steve Thorpe, a city building official.

The number of housing permits in 2014 will be “level” with 2013’s number, according to Thorpe. However, the lack of infrastructure, such as water and sewer lines, could limit the capacity of the building community in 2014.

  2013 2012 %
Midland Construction Permits and Values
New residential permits 732 598 18.31
New commercial permits 88 58 34.09
Total permits 9,550 9,328 2.32
Construction value $836,692,614 $339,812,837 59.39

Source: City of Midland

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