Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - Rochester home builders are still waiting for big upswing in their business.

The latest numbers from the Rochester Building Safety Department show there were 27 permits issued for new single-family homes in the city last month. That’s up slightly when compared to September of last year, but it’s down from the 33 permits issued in August and brought the year-to-date total to 248. Through the first nine months of last year, the city had issued over 280 permits for new homes.

Overall, the city approved 209 building permits worth about $23 million last month. The largest, which was worth nearly $4.5 million, was for a new building on the Rochester Community and the Technical College Campus that will house the Rochester School District’s new C-TECH program.

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