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Chicago construction climbs for residential buildings in September

Dodge Data & Analytics report finds residential construction in Chicago climbing for the year
  • Dodge Data & Analytics report measures the September conditions for Chicago-Naperville-Joliet metro area in both non-residential and residential construction.
  • Year-to-date in September, residential construction in the metro climbed 79 percent, to $5,477,442,000.
  • September non-residential construction climbed 28 percent annually in September, to $565.044 million.

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Bryan Busovicki / Chicago metro area construction activity has been on the rise so far this year, most notably in the residential sector. The entire statistical area of the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet metro area, which includes Cook, De Kalb, Du Page, Grundy, Jasper, Kane, Kendall, Kenosha, Lake, McHenry, Newton, Porter and Will counties in Indiana, Wisconsin and Illinois, has seen a total growth of 79 percent for residential construction in September on a year-to-date basis, according to a new report. A recent report by Dodge Data & Analytics shows changes are mostly positive for the Chicago commercial and residential construction market. On a year-to-date basis, the only negative trend was reported within non-residential building, which fell 13 percent in September. The metro's total construction in August grew annually by 88 percent, to $1,781,843,000 -- $1,216,799,000 of which was comprised of residential construction. As far as residential con...