Williston: Housing Permits & Affordability - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

Williston: Housing Permits & Affordability

Posted: Updated:

Williston construction permit values in January increased by 85 percent over the year.

The first month of 2014, 43 permits were issued with a total value of $27.6 million.

While permit numbers were up in 2013, permit value was down.

Jennifer Kleen tells us if the growth in Williston has a plateau in sight.

(Kelly Aberle, Williston Building Department) "Slowing up? No. It's not. It's just going in a different direction."

Boomtown expansion laid a clear foundation in Williston building permit numbers in 2007.

(Kelly Aberle, Williston Building Department) "There's money to be made here and that's why everyone is here."

Seven years ago, 339 construction permits were issued with a value of $42 million.

In 2013, 696 permits were issued for a value of $353 million.

Permit numbers continue to rise, however values fell in 2013.

(Kelly Aberle, Williston Building Department) "If you look at the numbers the values are lower than last year but we just had so many large projects. We had the rec center. We had oil field complexes, a lot of commercial projects and now we're seeing more homes, single family homes that are coming in this year."

Apartments are on a vertical trend.

There are nearly 3,000 apartment units in Williston.

Half of those were added last year in the 45 NEW apartment buildings built in 2013.

(Kelly Aberle, Williston Building Department) "Before the boom hit, the last apartment building was built in 1983. So from 1983-2007 we did not have any new apartment buildings."

'New' is part of the affordability problem, and the solution.

(Jeff Zarling, DAWA Solutions Group) "The fact that we're paying $280,000 for a house that was built in 1952 that has 11-hundred square feet, that's the affordability problem. Not the new construction at $320,000. The real problem is that we don't have enough housing stock to have the appropriate price on the existing stock."

With the big pieces in place and no slow down in sight, those load barring numbers bracing confidence for officials aiming to frame-in affordability.

In Williston, Jennifer Kleen, KX News.

Zarling says in 2012, housing goals were out of reach due to the need for water, sewer and streets.

The Western Area Water Supply project had a big part in closing the infrastructure gap.

  • Minot/Williston NewsMore>>

  • Girl Identified in Fatal Hit & Run

    Girl Identified in Fatal Hit & Run

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:15:12 GMT
    The identity of a 23-month-old girl killed in a hit-and-run in Minot Sunday has been released.
    Minot Police say Zofia Kristal Pepple of New Town was struck by a pickup and killed about 6:25pm Sunday

    The identity of a 23-month-old girl killed in a hit-and-run in Minot Sunday has been released.

    Minot Police say Zofia Kristal Pepple of New Town was struck by a pickup and killed about 6:25pm Sunday

  • Minot Toddler Killed by Hit-And-Run Driver

    Minot Toddler Killed by Hit-And-Run Driver

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:00:26 GMT
    Minot Police say this is a "vehicle of interest" in the hit-and-runMinot Police say this is a "vehicle of interest" in the hit-and-run
    A two-year-old child was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Minot Sunday evening.

    A two-year-old child was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Minot Sunday evening.

    They ask if you have any information about the incident that you contact them at 852-0111.

  • Men Shot by Police Recently Released from Prison

    Men Shot by Police Recently Released from Prison

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-09-01 15:33:17 GMT
    Two people shot by Minot Police early Saturday morning are facing burglary and drug charges.

    In addition, both had recently been released from state prison.

    Two people shot by Minot Police early Saturday morning are facing burglary and drug charges.
    In addition, both had recently been released from state prison.
Quick Clicks
Closings/Delays
View list
Calendar
What's happening?
Lottery Results
Feeling lucky?
Viewer Photos
Submit yours!
Road Report
Current conditions
TV Listings
See what's on
Gas Prices
Check near you
E-Mail Newsletter
Signup now

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
General information or questions:
kxinfo@kxnet.com

News:
Bismarck:
Phone: 701-223-9197
News Fax: 701-223-1985

News:
Minot:
Phone: 701-852-2104
News Fax: 701-838-1050
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXNET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.