• SF Bay Area Sees Localized Housing Uptick

  • San Francisco Bay Area cities and counties issued 28,623 housing permits in 2017, a 35 percent increase over 2016 and the largest annual numerical boost in more than three decades. But the gains were entirely in San Francisco and Santa Clara and Alameda counties. The other six Bay Area counties saw reductions in the number of housing permits between 2016 and 2017, according to figures released by the California Construction Industry Research Board (CIRB.) The nine-county Bay Area out-performed the state as a whole, which reported a 13.4 percent boost in permits during the same time period. On the local front, the top 10 hot spots for 2017 permit activity were Mountain View, Oakland, Fremont, Santa Clara, San Jose, unincorporated Santa Clara and Sonoma counties, San Mateo, San Francisco and Dublin. Combined, these jurisdictions permitted 20,076 units or 70 percent of all the housing. Click here to see a list of the 2016 and 2017 permit numbers for all Bay Area jurisdictions. Click here to see CIRB’s “California Construction Review” report published on Jan. 31, 2018. For additional questions or comments, contact BIA’s Lisa Vorderbrueggen at 925-348-1956 or lvorderbrueggen@biabayarea.org.

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