July residential building activity in the Twin Cities was down slightly compared to the same month last year, according to the Builders Association of the Twin Cities
Twin Cities builders were granted 230 permits in July 2010, down from 238 in July 2009. The number of permitted housing units in the metro area also fell to 265, down from 269. July building activity was also down compared to June, when builders received 246 units for 341 housing units.
Blaine led the Twin Cities area in building activity in July. The city had 28 units permitted. Builders like Norton Homes Inc. are constructing brand new homes in highly-demanded developments like Legacy Creek and Blaine Haven.
Maple Grove came in second, with 27 units. Woodbury, Hugo and Savage complete the top five.