Cape Coral sets records for new, single-family home permits
CAPE CORAL, Fla. – As Cape Coral continues to grow, the city is setting records for the amount of new, single-family home permits.
For this fiscal year, the city just topped 3,000 new, single-family home permits with 407 new permits issued in June. A city spokesperson said it was the best month and best year in more than a decade, with three months left in the fiscal year.
“We have been extremely busy,” said Mark Steinberg, with Fremar Construction. “Lots of people are moving down to the area, it’s a desirable place to be.”
Four of the homes topped $500,000 in value, with the average of the remaining permits at $206,000.
“We can absorb a lot more construction, more population, as they continue to upgrade the infrastructures, Steinberg said. “Schools, roads, we’re doing well.”
Officials said with the continued growth, the city is able to meet the needs and demands of new residents. When it comes to water and sewer services, Cape Coral built a new water plant and expanded the older water plant off Chiquita, to meet the needs of customers in the completed utilities expansion areas.
A spokesperson also said they expanded both of their reclamation plants to provide wastewater treatment, and are building more storage tanks for reclaimed water to use for irrigation.
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