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Pikes Peak Region has busiest construction month in 15 years


Last updated 10/7/2020 at 11:29am

Karin Hill

New homes are going up quickly near the intersection of Bradley Road and Grinnell Boulevard in Security, shown here on Oct. 4.

EL PASO COUNTY – Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the construction industry is booming in the Pikes Peak Region, especially when it comes to new homes.

In September, the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department issued 564 single-family-home permits, a 44-percent increase over September of 2019. That is the highest single-family-home permit total since August of 2005, when there were 580 single-family-home permits issued.

Year-to-date, the Department has issued 3,641 single-family-home permits, a 20-percent increase over the same time period in 2019.

"Our permit technicians have been ext...

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