Denver construction permit values soar past $3B

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The value of permitted construction projects in Denver reached $3.27 billion by Oct. 7 and is on track to break 2016's single-year record of $3.65 billion, according to The Denver Post. Up to Oct. 7 last year, the value of permits had reached only $2.62 billion.

The number of year-to-date permits through the period also increased, with 59,029 issued through Oct. 7 this year versus 50,348 through the same period in 2016. To handle the surge in volume, Denver Community Planning and Development (CPD) hired 29 additional full-time staff this year and said it had cut customer wait time in half. 
The CPD came came under fire from the Denver auditor's office in August for what it characterized as "imbalances in staff training and long wait times."  The CPD said its appointment system and e-permitting option has helped streamline operations, in addition to its expanded staff, with most permitting process times now meeting the agency's goals. 
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