Boomtown? Johnson City 2021 single-family home permits more than double 2019 total | WJHL

 Boomtown? Johnson City 2021 single-family home permits more than double 2019 total | WJHL

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — The numbers don’t lie, and in the case of new home construction in Johnson City, they tell a story of growth during the pandemic.

Single-family construction permits surged from 71 in the first nine months of 2019 to 124 through the same period last year and 149 through September of this year.

The total estimated value of those homes also more than doubled, rising from $16.9 million in 2019 to $23.4 million in 2020 to $35.3 million so far this year.

Johnson City Development Services Director Preston Mitchell gave city commissioners a synopsis of overall building permit data earlier this month. Mitchell told News Channel 11 Friday several things are contributing to the strong home construction growth.

He said financial markets are favorable to developers accessing…

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