Last year was a busy one for homebuilders in Oswego.
Residential housing permits were up from 115 in 2012 to 232 in 2013, or a 102 percent increase, according to Patty Lariviere, director of building and zoning.
That number does take into account the Mill Street Project, which is the series of town homes going up at the corner of Mill and Orchard Roads. However, even taking those 63 permits out of the equation, the Village is still up a positive 47 percent.
Oswego is leading the surrounding area in number of housing permits issued. Montgomery is down to 25 from 51 (-51 percent) and Plano reported 0 for both years.
Sugar Grove increased to 28 permits from 4, giving it the largest increase of 600 percent. Yorkville saw an increase of 20.3 percent.
Total permits for Oswego saw a 41 percent positive increase from 1,159 in 2012 to 1,629 in 2013.
Many of those housing permits were issued for the Churchill Club and the Hunt Club subdivisions, which Lariviere said accounted for about 60 percent.
In addition to housing permits, the Village saw a 14 percent increase of permits for structures - like pools or driveways - in 2013.
"We look very respectable in what we’ve achieved this past
year," said Lariviere.