Building permits continue to slide in Pikes Peak region

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New building permits in the Pikes Peak region fell for the fourth consecutive month, according to Pikes Peak Regional Building Department data released today.

The number of pemits issued fell to 4,398 in December, down from 5,621 in November.

Residential building permits accounted for the bulk of the losses.

The full 2010 report can be found here.

One Response to Building permits continue to slide in Pikes Peak region

  1. The byline for this story is misleading.

    Specifically, residential alteration building permits fell significantly- Surprised? Not me, it’s the holidays and people have a variety of competing events during the 5-6 weeks between Thanksgiving and the New Year.

    Most national statistics measure new single family home building versus modifications to an existing structure. If you exclude (click the exclude button on the PPRDB website chart) you will see that the change in new single family residential building permits fell from 103 to 102, not a real story here.

    I would not be surprised that the residential alteration permits move higher this month as people finish up insurance claims for roof repairs from the wind storm last month.

    We need fewer articles that mislead the readers about Colorado Springs. The national media outlets continue to pick up poorly written articles (this one is a perfect example) without checking the facts.

    It does not take a degree from a cracker jack box to find the error in this one.

    Rick Parker
    January 3, 2011 at 7:59 pm