Planning and Development Performance
Number of Plats Processed (FY 2013 - FY 2022)
In FY 2022, there was an increase in the number of subdivision plats (91 plats) compared to the previous year (83 plats)--reflecting a return to pre-COVID development activity. This rebound shows the continuance of a healthy development climate in the city, and it indicates that a good selection of lots will be available for development over the next few years.
Number of Rezoning Applications (FY 2013 - FY 2022)
In FY 2022, all rezoning applications were presented to the Planning & Zoning Commission within 30 days. FY 2022 represented a typical annual case load for rezoning applications (41 compared with a 10-year average of 42), which is an indicator of long-range planning activity and a healthy economy for future development.
Number of Permit Applications (FY 2013 - FY 2022)
The Planning & Development Department processes various permit applications, from new construction or the installation of a new privacy fence to a food truck vendor permit. FY 2022 marked a record year for the number of permit applications processed by the City, exceeding the expected number by almost 900 applications. If the five-year historical trend holds, the number of permit applications will continue to increase in subsequent years. The growing number of permit applications over the years is a good indication of continued economic growth in the City of Temple.
To see what types of activities require a permit and for instructions on submitting a permit application, visit the City of Temple website and select the Building Permits & Inspections tab found on the Planning and Development Department's webpage.
Number of Inspections Conducted (FY 2013 - FY 2022)
Since there is a direct correlation between the number of permit applications and the number of inspections conducted, there was a record number of Inspections conducted in FY 2022. With the growth in permit applications expected to increase in FY 2023, the number of inspections is also expected increase. By projecting the number of permits and inspections expected for future years, the City of Temple is able to ensure staffing levels keep pace with the demand for these services.