By Michael Maresh | Pinal Central
COOLIDGE — Homebuilding permits in parts of Pinal County have been booming for the first six months of the year and beyond.
According to the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona, Coolidge had the highest percentage growth of homebuilding permits for all of Maricopa and Pinal counties with a 258% increase over last year.
From January to July, Coolidge homebuilding permits increased from 128 at this time last year to 458 permits.
Through Sept. 9, Coolidge had issued 490 single-family permits and another 323 combined permits for projects that include solar, communications, plumbing, patios and fences.
The city of Maricopa, according to the association, has seen a 237% increase, going from 535 to 1,270 homebuilding permits over the same time last year.