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Building Permits Issued




Fort Myers, FL (May 1, 2015) —  During April, contractors pulled 136 permits to build single-family houses collectively valued at nearly $26.2 million in unincorporated Lee County.  That compares to 93 permits issued in March and 68 issued in April 2014, according to the Lee County Department of Community Development.

Also during April, eight multi-family units collectively valued at $815,000 were permitted, compared to 183 in March and 151 in April 2014. March’s multi-family permitting, which was unusually high, included 136 units in 17 buildings at the Courtyards at Estero Apartments, 10471 Corkscrew Commons Drive, and 50 units in nine buildings for Copper Oak Townhomes on Tin Maple Drive in Estero

General commercial activity was valued at nearly $1.8 million for 13 permits, compared to more than $13.9 million in March and more than $22 million in April 2014.

Lee County Community Development issued 3,493 permits of all kinds during April.

Lee County Community Development oversees planning, zoning, development and building services, environmental review, building inspection, and code enforcement for the unincorporated areas of Lee County.

To learn more about the department and its services, visit the Department of Community Development.

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Distribution of this release is prepared by:
Betsy Clayton, A.P.R.
Communications Director
Lee County Government
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