The Community Development Department has released its monthly report for April 2022. As can be seen in the report, building construction activity was up compared to the previous year. Building permit valuation saw a 55% increase from April 2021 to April 2022. The number of permits issued in April 2022 increased by 11%. Total fees paid were very similar between both years. As mentioned in previous reports, the significant permits issued were mostly on the smaller side, with the exception being a façade improvement for the former K-mart tenant space on Rosemead Blvd.
Planning received 18 new applications in April 2022. The applications were consistent with recent trends, in that the projects were of a smaller scale. In addition to the usual house additions and ADUs, there were also CUP applications for a new martial arts business and a fitness center at the former K-mart tenant space. The City only issued one new business licenses in April.
Community Preservation continued to be very active in April 2022. They continued to open and close a significant number of cases. The number of cases opened were 55% higher than April of last year and 100% higher than the same 4-month period last year (January-April).