Clay County remains in the top three of Greater Kansas City in terms of residential construction permits, according to figures released recently by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City.
Trailing only Jackson County, Mo., and Johnson County, Ks., Clay County listed over 1,400 residential building permits for 2016 through October. Jackson County was only slightly ahead with 1,600, while Johnson County retained its traditional lead with 3,200.
Among Clay County cities, Kansas City, North led with 1,056 total permits for 2016. Smithville was second with 113, followed by Kearney with 85 and Liberty with 73. Rural Clay County had 51.
Reflecting a regional trend, most of the Clay County residential development involved single-family construction. Of Clay County’s 1,423 permits through October, 2016, only 447 were multi-family. No multi-family permits were requested in October compared to 87 single-family permits.
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