We have talked about over-the-counter permits, residential permits, development permits, the development services team, and our developer’s manual over the last seven months. With all that background information, we think now is the time to dive deeper into some of our monthly statistics. We track metrics such as the number of pre-development meetings held, review times, number of permits issued, and revenues. As the pandemic is winding down, it is more important than ever to understand how the last 15 months have impacted development in Pittsburgh.
A key indicator of construction for PWSA is our pre-development meetings. Development Services held 13 predevelopment meetings with developers and their representatives in April. PWSA Development Services team has continuously increased the number of meetings held through 2021. Development projects are beginning to be introduced to PWSA. It is anticipated that the number of predevelopment meetings will remain high as we progress through 2021. This trend signifies that development projects are moving forward, and planning for those projects is underway. Figure 1 shows an overview of the total pre-development meetings held from January through April 2021, and Figure 2 shows applications approved.