Lakeville Leads the Way in 2013 Twin Cities Building Permits

Lakeville had four more residential construction permits in 2013 than Woodbury, according to the Keystone Report for the Builders Association of the Twin Cities.

Lakeville had more residential construction permits than any other city in the Twin Cities area in 2013.

Lakeville had 365 residential construction permits recorded for 2013, according to the Keystone Report for the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC). Following close behind was Woodbury with 361 permits. The other top cities were Blaine, Plymouth and Maple Grove.

Home building across the Twin Cities area has increased, according to a Star Tribune article that highlighted a move toward buying homes in the exurbs—an option that can cost less than buying homes in suburbs closer to Minneapolis and St. Paul. Says the Star Tribune:

"Narrower lots with smaller front yards have become more popular in closer-in suburbs so builders can keep prices down. In Lakeville, more than one-quarter of the houses built in 2012 and 2013 were on downsized lots."

In December 2013, Lakeville had 20 recorded building permits, behind Woodbury, Minneapolis, Edina and Brooklyn Park. Woodbury, with the most permits for the month, had 30 permits.

Related: Home Building Permits in Lakeville Almost Top Woodbury

For updates and other information about the community, join us on Patch, Like us on Facebook and follow Lakeville Patch on Twitter.
Saundra January 14, 2014 at 08:25 AM
Not a fan of how houses are being build in Lakeville. I enjoy having a larger yard, not a larger home. Sure a bigger kitchen or a little more room in the bedroom would be nice but I like to be outdoors. Kids don't have the space to run around anymore. Most of the yards are not big enough for a game of kick ball without hitting the house or the neighbors house. That leaves streets or the rare park if its not being used by others for leauges and such. Most of the homes now are multiple stories to get more indoor space out of the small lot. I rather have a single level with basement, walkout preferably. Who wants to lug cleaning equipment or laundry up all those stairs. Then when you get old and it is harder to do stairs, forget it.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »