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New York YIMBY’s Q1 2024 Construction Report Tallies Record-Breaking 19,819 Residential and Hotel Units

New York YIMBY has tallied the records for new building permit filings for the first quarter of 2024, and the results are one for the record books. According to data compiled from permit filings submitted to the Department of Buildings, during the three-month period from January through March, builders throughout the city filed a combined total of 19,819 residential and hotel units, the highest total for any three-month period since YIMBY started tracking the statistic in 2020. Similarly, the combined filed-for square footage of 26 million is also the highest quarterly tally for the decade so far.

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New York YIMBY’s 2023 Fourth-Quarter Construction Report Sets Record for New Building Filings

New construction permit numbers are in for the fourth quarter of 2023, and the figures are encouraging. From October through December, New York’s developers filed permits for 1,521 new buildings, the highest quarterly tally for the 2020s decade so far. The figure represents a 54-percent increase from the third-quarter permit count of 986. The total filed for floor area also increased significantly, rising from 18.3 million square feet in Q3 to 23.1 million square feet in Q4 (a 26-percent increase), as did the number of filed for residential and hotel units, which grew from 14,010 in Q3 to 16,396 in Q4 (a 17-percent increase). The charts and analyses below offer a detailed breakdown of the fourth quarter’s permit filings. The full list of quarterly filings, with detailed information on every project, is available with a subscription to YIMBY’s Building Wire.

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New York YIMBY’s 2023 Q2 Report Counts 16,202 Residential and Hotel Unit Filings, a 77 Percent Increase Over Previous Quarter

The second quarter of the year has come to a close, and as New Yorkers enjoy some of the year’s warmest weather and longest days, YIMBY has compiled our latest comprehensive quarterly overview of new project filings with the Department of Buildings from April through June. Given the acute housing crisis that continues to grip the city, we are happy to report that the Q2 total of 16,202 residential and hotel unit filings represents a dramatic 77-percent surge over the previous quarter’s total of 9,138. Equally promising is the near-doubling of the total filed-for square footage, which rose from 13.4 million square feet in Q1 to 23.2 MSF in Q2. In all, developers submitted filings for 956 new buildings during the three-month period, a notable increase from the previous quarterly total of 840. Below we look at the findings via a series of charts and analyses. The full list of quarterly filings, with detailed information on every project, is available with a subscription to YIMBY’s Building Wire.

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YIMBY’s 2023 Q1 Report Tallies 9,138 Residential and Hotel Units Filed From January Through March in New York City

As New York City abounds with fresh spring blooms, New York YIMBY has fresh numbers reflecting the permit filing activity that took place in the first quarter of 2023. In the period spanning from January through March, the Department of Buildings registered permits for 840 new buildings (surpassing last year’s quarterly average of 806), combining for a total of 13.4 million square feet. Of these, 668 building will be allocated for residential and hotel use, and will contribute a total of 9,138 units to the city. The full quarterly report, summarized below in a series of custom charts and analyses, is available with a subscription to YIMBY’s Building Wire.

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