Home permits plummet in 2008

Patrick Fisher, Staff Writer

For the third year in a row, permits for single family home permits issued in New Prague took a drop.

Only six were issued in 2008, down from 23 in 2007 and 88 in 2006. The city hit a peak of 126 permits in 2005.

While the struggling economy is a factor in the downturn, New Prague Planning Director Ken Ondich said an added factor is the Parish Home situation.

Parish Marketing built a large number of houses in New Prague's southeast portion in 2006 and 2007 using straw buyers.

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