By Mark Cowling | Florence Reminder
FLORENCE – Home building continues to boom in Florence, Town Manager Brent Billingsley reported to the Town Council.
The 12-month period ending Aug. 31 saw an increase of 56.7% in the number of single-family building permits in Florence over the same period last year, “which was a banner year for us if you recall,” Billingsley said. In August, the town issued 76 building permits, the second-highest total ever recorded in Florence, and is continuing at a pace well ahead of Arizona and Pinal County, he added.
Valuations for these permits are at or near record levels, with August’s total being the highest on record. “We remain ahead of last year’s pace in terms of valuation and quantity of permits issued to date,” Billingsley added in his written report to the council on Nov. 2.
Jordan Rose, president and founder of Rose Law Group, who has worked in Florence on land use issues for over two decades says, “Florence has a terrific livability factor, it’s just a great community with one of the best historic main streets in the state. Charming and booming now too!”