Sherman ended 2019 with more than 220 new residential construction permits issued, making 2019 the city’s strongest year for residential construction in decades.
In October, the city had 59 permits for residential construction in what has become a modern-day record dating back to the 1970s, officials said. By October, the city matched the number of permits issued for all of 2018, and there were two more months remaining.
The city saw an additional 10 permits in November and another 16 expected for what is traditionally one slowest months of the year: December. This would put the city far above the record for housing starts that it saw last year, officials said.