Building permits set record for sixth consecutive month in Houston (Houston Chronicle)

Photo Courtesy of Houston Chronicle

Photo Courtesy of Houston Chronicle

By Erin Mulvaney

Construction permits issued in Houston set a record in August, marking the six consecutive month to do so, the Greater Houston Partnership reports.

The partnership analyzed city of Houston data and found the 12-month totaled $7.8 billion, a  39.2 percent increase from the same period ending in August 2013. Residential permits rose to $2.8 billion from $2.1 billion, a 34.1 percent increase. Nonresidential permits grew from  to $5 billion from $3.5 billion, a 42 percent increase.

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