For the month of December 2018, 26 development permits were issued: 9 building permits, 6 electrical permits, 6 plumbing permits, 4 mechanical permits, and 1 demolition permits. Total valuation of the permits in December was $4,646,000.
For calendar year 2018, a total of 343 permits (building and trades) were issued.
Permitted projects had a total valuation of $21,656,810. New residential construction comprised $5,282,995 of that total valuation. New non-residential construction comprised $13,313,000 of the total valuation and included projects such as the new Van Maanen headquarters building, Kwik Star, and Lion Development’s Newton Apartments on the northwest side of downtown Newton.