During November, contractors pulled 44 permits to build single-family houses collectively valued at more than $7.4 million in unincorporated Lee County. That compares to 42 permits issued in October and 34 issued in November 2011, according to the Lee County Department of Community Development.
Also during November, 20 multi-family units were permitted, compared to 12 in October and four in November 2011.
General commercial activity was valued at more than $3.7 million, compared to $1.3 million in October and nearly $1.8 million in November 2011.
During November, Lee County Community Development issued 2,516 permits of all kinds.
Lee County Community Development oversees planning, zoning, development and building services, environmental review, building inspection, and code enforcement for the unincorporated areas of Lee County.
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