MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Housing construction in Murfreesboro is finally seeing healthy levels of activity.
The city’s Planning Department issued a report this week on the number of permits issued in 2012 for single-family and multi-family housing.
The number of permits granted for the construction of single-family homes jumped by 35% last year over 2011. Murfreesboro didn’t issue any permits for the construction of apartment units in 2011, but issued more than 450 such permits in 2012.
Joesph Aydelott is the Planning Director for the City of Murfreesboro’s.
“We’re on the upslope in terms of charting the activity. This amount of activity is comparable to what we were doing in the late 1980s in terms of single-family; maybe a little bit more than that. Also similar to what we were doing in the mid-1990s.”
Aydelott says that while the uptick in construction is certainly welcome, construction activity in Murfreesboro is still well below its 2004 peak when more than 1900 single family housing permits were issued.