Building Permit Data Could be Useful if Made Accessible

August 4, 2015

While public transit information has been streamlined into Google Maps, and while restaurant inspection scores have been worked into Yelp reviews, no user-friendly site has compiled building permit data.

Yet, that is. Emily Badger of The Washington Post says that an app or platform that holds city data could be a handy tool to predict gentrification, spotunpermitted projects and even identify what kind of building is being put up on a construction site.

While spreadsheet websites with this data exist already, a dedicated service would make it easier for the average person to study consumer behavior and know what’s going on with local construction.

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