- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) - DeSoto County officials say residential building permits hit 1,000 in 2014, the first four-figure level since 2007 and a 14 percent increase over the previous year.

County planning director Tom Haysley tells The Commercial Appeal (https://bit.ly/1zP1K3P) the increase is good news.

Haysley says a report released Monday also noted more new lots created in subdivisions: 339, a 167 percent increase over the 127 lots created in 2013.

Among the 1,000 residential permits, 982 were for single-family homes. This was a 15.4 percent increase over 851 for 2013. The other categories are mobile home and multifamily permits.

The overall total for 2014 is the highest since the 1,724 residential permits of 2007. Permits hit a low of 483 in 2010 and have risen steadily since.

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Information from: The Commercial Appeal, https://www.commercialappeal.com


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