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Ankeny neared another record for building permits last year


The city of Ankeny issued building permits with a valuation of $337 million last year, the second-highest amount on record and the fourth consecutive year in which permits have added up to at least $300 million in construction activity. Taxable commercial construction was $95 million, with total commercial activity at $102.8 million and adding up to 1 million square feet of commercial and industrial space. Residential valuation was $228.8 million, with 567 single-family homes, 174 townhomes/condos and 365 apartment units. This was the second-highest year on record for residential growth. A mix of large, medium and small businesses relocated, expanded and remodeled. The city annexed 224 acres and platted 687 lots. All annexation was voluntary. The city issued 2,597 permits, second to a record set in 2016 when 2,719 permits were issued. Projects included the Hy-Vee/PDI expansion, Opus warehouse, Graham Group distribution center, three new hotels and overall growth in Prairie Trail. Follow these links to read about construction activity in Johnston and Waukee.

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