City issues 2,495 building permits in 2022

CATHEDRAL CITY — Some 2,495 building permits valued at $66.9 million were issued in this community in 2022, making it a record year for development, according to Robert Rodriguez, director of development services. This is nearly an 8% increase since 2011 when 1,388 permits were issued.

The permits included 55 building permits for single-family homes, 70 permits for multi-family homes, two for new commercial buildings; and 920 solar permits.

Building Permits Hit Record High in Cathedral City

Robert Rodriguez

“The city has done a great job over the last few years of changing the perception of the city within the development community,” Rodriguez told Uken Report. “Cathedral City is a great place to make an investment, expand or build a business, and purchase a home and raise a family.”

Several major chains chose Cathedral City to build their new locations including the recently opened The Habit, Quick Quack carwash, and Denny’s, according to Rodriguez. Existing buildings were also renovated to make way for national retailers, restaurants, and banks including Advance Auto Parts, Wingstop, and Mechanics Banks. Development also flourished in the city’s Downtown with the opening of the Luchador Brewing Company, Monster Shakes, Desert Thai, Drop by Office, and the city’s very own Cathedral City Community Amphitheater, which hosted a number of events in 2022, and many more planned for 2023.

Residential development flourished with the completion of the new 60-unit Veterans Village project, which will provide much-needed housing for veterans with onsite supportive services, the full renovation of the Cathedral Palms senior apartments and construction of a new community center, and the construction of new homes within the existing Campanile and Rio Del Sol communities., according to Rodriguez.

Other notable items included the opening of the Paloma resort and restaurant, approval of the Cathedral Cove Center, a 13-acre mixed-use center just south of the Agua Caliente Cathedral City casino, Kroger fuel station, and the 48-unit Canyon Villas and 17-unit Newport 17 apartment projects, and the completion of several new cannabis facilities.

“Finally, construction valuation neared $70 million this year, which represents the amount of development and construction investment made in the city and shows strong development interest, which we expect to continue into 2023,” he said.




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