Kansas City's is experiencing a building boom reminiscent of 2006, reports Diane Stafford of The Kansas City Star.

The 2016 authorizations through September totaled 2,454 compared to 2,251 over the same nine months in 2015. If the same fourth-quarter spurt occurs as in the last three years, 2016 could become another peak year.

The new starts appear to be amassing in certain areas, according to Stafford.

About seven times as many permits issued so far in 2016 have been for Kansas City in Platte and Clay counties than for Jackson and Cass counties — 2,915 vs. 426.

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