BUILDING PERMITS: Ankeny Sees Near Record Growth

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The city of Ankeny is reporting a near record number of building permits for the second straight year.

Officials say in 2013 they issued 2,082 total permits. That ties 2012 as the second most in the city’s history.

The biggest year was 2005 when over 2,200 permits were issued.

Last year brought in more than $281-million in total construction value which is second only to 2012.