Graphic courtesy of Johnson County

Residential construction continued at a brisk pace in Gardner with 135 building permits issued in 2018, an increase of four permits from 131 issued in 2017, according to Larry Powell, business and economic development director.
Multi-family permits increased by 10 in 2018; 12 permits for 72 units compared to two permits in 2017 for four units.
Commercial permits increased by five; from eight in 2017 to 13.
There was one industrial permit issued in Gardner in 2018, and none in 2017.
In Johnson County 1,843 permits were issued for new construction in 2018; compared to 2,077 in 2017.