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Big numbers for new house permits in El Paso County

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Posted: 5:49 PM, Jan 03, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-03 20:24:35-05
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EL PASO COUNTY — Numbers just released from Pikes Regional Building breakdown what is happening with new construction in El Paso County.

“The industry is booming,” said Regional Building’s, Greg Dingrando. There were nearly 4,000 permits issued in 2019 for new single-family homes.

The data also shows some interesting trends.

A spike in permits for townhouse projects shows a major addition to the local housing market.

"A huge increase in townhouses. We had about an 80% increase in townhomes for 2018,” said Digrando. “So that's certainly a number that's going to jump. out to us."

Other interesting numbers include, permits for five new schools and ten new hotels.