GREENFIELD — New housing starts continue to increase throughout the county, with permits being pulled for new home construction at a pace local officials haven’t seen in years.
In Greenfield, the number of single-family new home permits has jumped dramatically.
As of the end of July, 52 permits had been issued for new-home construction for 2013. July’s figures already put this year ahead of the total number of permits issued annually since 2008. That year, 55 new home permits were issued, city building records show. The number of permits issued in June in Greenfield – 23 – was the most in any single month since August 2006.
McCordsville Town Manager Tonya Galbraith said McCordsville is also heading for the best of several years for new home construction.
“It’s a good problem to have,” Galbraith said. “We’re almost built out in our subdivisions.”
To date, McCordsville, the county’s fastest-growing community, has issued 82 new permits this year, and that’s as good as it’s been in almost six years.