Kansas City Home Building Climbs 13 Percent In May

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The home-building industry in the Kansas City area was up 13 percent last month over May of 2013, with 381 single-family permits issued.

A strong run for apartment construction in the area continued during the month, with 445 multifamily permits issued. This year, there have been 1,604 multifamily permits issued, the most since 2001.

Kansas City, Mo., accrued the most single-family permits in the Kansas City area, with 303, followed by Olathe, Kan., and Overland Park, Kan. Johnson County was responsible for 39 percent of the single-family permits issued.

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