The sweet sound of construction
Building permit numbers higher in Basehor, Leavenworth County
The number of residential building permits issued through April of this year continued to climb in Basehor.
According to figures released recently by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City, the 28 permits issued in Basehor through April represent a 33 percent increase over activity from the same time period in 2004. Through April 2004, 21 permits had been issued.
Basehor officials attributed early growth this year to a greater number of lots that are now available. The Honey Creek Farms and Pinehurst subdivisions account for much of the growth and represent opportunities for homebuyers that were not as widely available in 2004.
Although the numbers indicate growth this year could surpass residential development that occurred in 2004, it is probably too early to guess whether the 116 permits issued in 2204 will be eclipsed.
In Bonner Springs, during the first quarter of 2005, the 14 residential permits issued represent a 13 percent decline compared with the same period in 2004. However, the figures only represent a decrease of two permits, as 16 permits were issued through April 2004. Bonner Springs officials earlier this year estimated residential growth could eclipse last year's mark of 61 permits. In Edwardsville, growth continued throughout the first quarter of this year as the 10 permits issued through April represented a 150 percent increase from the four permits that were issued by this point last year.
According to HBAKC data, the 201 permits issued so far in Leavenworth County represent a 20 percent increase from 2004 numbers.