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Council Report: June-July development activity

JUNE-JULY DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY REPORT

The Fort Worth City Council, having taken vacation in July, received a development activity report for both June and July at Tuesday’s work session.

This activity report consists of metrics associated with building permits, infrastructure, stormwater development, and water development plan review. It provides updates on continuous development process improvement efforts.

June/July highlights include:

Building Permits

*In July, 417 new single-family permits were issued compared to 385 in June, up 8%; and 319 in July 2018, up 31%.

*In July, 80 new commercial permits were issued compared to 79 in June 2019, up 1%; and 52 in July 2018, up 54%.

*Total commercial valuation (including remodels and additions) for July was $221 million compared to $269 million in June, down 18%; $91 million in July 2018, up 143%.

In June, 385 new single-family permits were issued compared to 388 in May, down 0.7%; 288 in June 2018, up 34%.

*In June, 79 new commercial permits were issued compared to 141 in May, down 44%; 70 in June 2018, up 13%.

*Total commercial valuation (including remodels and additions) for June was $269

million compared to $311 million in May, down 14%; $257 million in June 2018, up 5%.

Customer Service

*Overall customer service satisfaction was 86% very positive or somewhat positive for July, down from 88% in June.

*A total of 89% of customers surveyed thought the inspections team was

extremely helpful or very helpful in July, compared to 88% in June.

Building Plan Review

On Aug. 6, building code plan review times for first review were:

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

*Residential plans – actual 10 days, goal 7 days.

All departmental review times for first review were as follows:

*Commercial plans – 14 days.

*Residential plans – 14 days.

Infrastructure Plan Review

*Infrastructure Plan Review Center (IPRC) reviewed 93% of the plans submitted within

the 14-day goal time frame in July and 96% of those submitted within the 14-day goal time frame in June.

*Staff continues to monitor the implementation of phase two of the Accela Automation

shared database.

Development Process Improvements

*Commercial Permitting Lean Review: The Executive Management and DAC subcommittee members of the NCBP process improvement project team met on Aug. 7 to discuss the controls and implementation phase of the process improvement exercise. The particulars of the implementation of these improvements will be laid out and the final report will be released to the public for review.

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