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Government Council Report: 135 new commercial permits issued in November

Council Report: 135 new commercial permits issued in November

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At Tuesday’s work session, the Fort Worth City Council received a monthly development activity report for November.

Highlights include:

Building Permits

*Total commercial valuation (including remodels and additions) was $588 million compared to $421 million in October, up 40%, and $156 million in November 2018, up 277%.

*In November 2019, 135 new commercial permits were issued compared to 100 issued in October, up 35%, and 60 new commercial permits issued in November 2018, up 125%.

*In November, 328 new single-family permits were issued compared to 326 in October, up 0.6%, and 581 in November 2018, down 44%.

Customer Service

Overall customer service satisfaction was 86% very positive or somewhat positive for

October and November. A total of 86% of our customers surveyed thought the inspections team was extremely helpful or very helpful in November, compared to 100% in October.

Customers experienced longer wait times, which contributed to the decrease in

customer satisfaction. The department experienced staffing challenges with a number

of inspectors out sick during this time.

Building Plan Review

On Dec. 10, building code plan review times for first review were:

*Commercial plans – actual 5 days, goal 7 days.

*Residential plans – actual 5 days, goal 7 days.

All departmental review times for first review were:

*Commercial plans – 12 days.

*Residential plans – 8 days.

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