Waukee, Iowa sets another building permit record


WAUKEE, Iowa- Fast growing Waukee has set another record for building permits.

The City issued more than 15-hundred building permits in the just-concluded fiscal year, with a total valuation of nearly $215-(m) million. .

The number of permits nearly twice the number of permits issued in the prior fiscal year.

More than 700 permits were for residential housing, there were 19-commercial projects, and the rest were for other permits including additions, alterations and decks.

Brad Deets, Waukee's Development Services Director says the FY 2020 permits included: 267 for single family housing, 449 for townhomes, 4 four multi-family housing, 19-for commercial projects, and 792 for other permits, including additions, alterations and decks. He says spring 2020 was very active for construction, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. He also tells WHO Radio News they have more room to grow, to the north, west, and south. Waukee is among the fastest-growing cities in the U-S.

“We are thrilled to see various types of housing being built in the community,” said Waukee Mayor Courtney Clarke. “Providing affordable housing is something the Waukee City Council Members and I are prioritizing as we look to the future. Having more townhome options and some smaller single-family lots in Stratford Crossing is a good start to diversifying housing.”

“Projects in the Kettlestone Development are thriving right now, especially in the office sector,” said Mayor Clarke. “We also continue to see new personal and professional services set up shop throughout Waukee which is great as they provide more personal and professional services, retail opportunities, dining options and more for Waukee residents and visitors.”

Later this year, developers are expected to reveal more details about a future entertainment district in Waukee’s Kettlestone Development.

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