Uptick in building permits; longer wait times for commercial projects

By: Burl Rolett, BusinessDen

Denver is riding a five-year building boom that hit a new peak in 2016.

The city issued about 8 percent more building permits from January to June of this year than it did for the same time frame in 2015, according to figures supplied by Denver’s Community Planning and Development Department.

The estimated 32,044 permits issued for the first half of 2016 is the highest number of building permits the city has issued for the first half of a calendar year since at least as far back as 2011.

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