It looks like the number of building permits in Cobb County is decreasing over recent years according to an article we came across in the MDJ…
Building permits issued for single-family residential homes in Cobb County have dropped 28 percent through April compared to a year ago.
To date, 1,610 building permits have been issued. By May 2005, 2,253 permits had been issued.
In February 2005, 527 permits were issued while only 458 were issued in 2006. In March 2005, 578 permits were issued and only 423 in 2006. April posted the largest difference. In 2005, 719 permits were issued while only 297 permits were issued last month.
Lee McClead, manager of development and inspections for Cobb County Community Development, said part of the reason is that land available to build on is becoming scarce.
“The availability of land is getting difficult to obtain,” he said.
As a result, he said, builders are building more multi-dwelling structures on smaller plots of land.
“We’re actually issuing more permits for townhouses and condos,” McClead said. “Builders get more for their buck.”
What do you all think? Is the land just gone in the city? We always are wondering just how many 700K homes they can build in the area? Share your opinion below!