CASA GRANDE, Ariz. - Housing construction is on the rebound in Casa Grande, a south-central Arizona city where the industry virtually shut down during the Great Recession.
The Casa Grande Dispatch reports that the city in 2019 received 549 building permit applications for new single-family homes through November.
That's up from 225 during the corresponding period of 2018. Most of the new new homes are being building in subdivisions that have lain dormant since the housing market collapse in 2008.
City Planning and Development Director Paul Tice said many of subdivision lots that were vacant two years ago have since been purchased by developers now building homes on them.