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Published August 07, 2013, 05:11 PM

Building permits in the metro are on the rise

West Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Building permits throughout the metro are on the rise according the F-M Home Builders Association. Today, it released its 2013 second quarter building permit report.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

West Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Building permits throughout the metro are on the rise according the F-M Home Builders Association. Today, it released its 2013 second quarter building permit report.

West Fargo and Dilworth, have seen the highest number of new building permits. Fargo and Moorhead are not far behind.

Members of the Home Builders association say while the growth in permits is nice, they're still concerned about regional flood protection.

Darrick Guthmiller - President, Home Builders Association of Fargo/Moorhead: "There's a flood insurance mandate coming forward, so there's gonna be more people required to pay for flood insurance, which obviously affects the affordability of housing. So, with the permanent flood protection, that would eliminate the need for these people to pay for flood insurance."

Guthmiller says that this year's total permit evaluations already exceeded 2012's level through June.

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