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Government Council Report: Monthly Development Activity Report

Council Report: Monthly Development Activity Report

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At the Nov. 19  work session, the Fort Worth City Council received its monthly update on development activity within the city.

October 2019 highlights:

Building permits

*Total commercial valuation (including remodels and additions) for October was

$421 million compared to $392 million in September, up 7%, and $177 million in October 2018, up 138%.

*100 new commercial permits were issued compared to 84 in September, up 19%, and 142 in October 2018, down 30%.

*326 new single-family permits were issued compared to 491 in September, down 34%, and 545 in October 2018, down 40%.

Customer service

*Overall customer service satisfaction was 86% very positive or somewhat positive, down from 92% in September.

*100% of customers surveyed thought the inspections team was extremely helpful or very helpful from August-October.

X-Team Building Plan Review

*As of Oct. 31, there are 40 pending X-Team building permits.

Building Plan Review Times

*Commercial plans -actual eight days, goal seven days.

*Residential plans – actual seven days, goal seven days.

*All departmental review times for first review were commercial plans 10 days, residential plans seven days.

BPI Project Current Report Current Month

*New commercial building permits from opened date to issuance during the current

report period was 57 days compared to 96 days since the BPI Project, down 39 days, 41 days in September, down 16 days.

*City time for new commercial building permits review was 31 days compared to 63 days since the BPI Project, down 32 days, 23 days in September, down eight days.

*Average time to first review for new commercial building permits was 15 days compared to 38 days since the BPI Project, down 23 days, 11 days in September, down four days.

*New residential building permits from opened date to issuance was 30 days compared to 31 days in September, up one day.

*City time for new residential building permits review was 20 days compared to 19 days in September, down one day.

*Average time to first review for new residential building permits was 11 days during

the current report period and in September.

Infrastructure Plan Review

*Infrastructure Plan Review Center (IPRC) reviewed 80% of the plans submitted within

the 14-day goal time frame in October, compared to 99% in September.

*IPRC continues to modify their in-house process and adjusting the Accela workflow for reviewing construction plans to adhere to House Bill 3167 (new guidelines for approval/denial of plats) that went into effect on Sept. 1.

*IPRC records were taken off the Accela Citizen Access online system temporarily as

staff works through HB 3167 requirements. Staff will continue to work with the

S[Cube] to test revisions to modify the workflow, reports, and notifications.

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