Lee County permits to build homes increase in March from 2011

Lee County permits to build homes increased in March over the previous year.

Contractors pulled 34 permits to build single-family houses collectively valued at more than $6.1 million, according to Lee County Community Development.

By comparison, 47 permits were issued in February and 25 in March 2011.

Permits for 16 new commercial structures were valued at more than $3 million, compared with $2.6 million in February. In March 2011, commercial permits were valued at $39.9 million, due mostly to Park Royal Hospital, a psychiatric facility valued at approximately $21.8 million in the Health Park medical campus.

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