Residential building permits in NWA declined about 2.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2020, leaving the annual figures less than that of 2019.
Only 1,514 permits were issued in 2020, down from 1,559 permits issued in 2019, according to permit data released by theNorthwest Arkansas Business Journal
from Bentonville, Springdale, Fayetteville and Rogers.
It's no surprise, residential building permits have been on the decline in recent years: 3.3 percent down since 2019, and 5.9 percent down from 2018 to 2019.
However, bike friendly Bella Vista has shown almost a 50 percent increase
in permits from 2020, issuing 416 permits valued at $108 million - compared to the 278 issued in 2019, for a total of $75 million. -Talk Business & Politics
All four of the major cities in NWA issued more than 400 permits last year. Here's the data: