Construction crews work on the site of a 179-unit RV park in Ontario on Friday, July 16. (AUSTIN JOHNSON/The Enterprise)
ONTARIO - Expect to see more orange vests and hard hats around town.
From home renovations to new housing, Malheur County is under construction as builders take a chance in a high cost, high demand market. In June, the Malheur County Building Department issued its largest number of permits in a single month since 2015.
The total of 195 permits - excluding some in Ontario - is a 38% increase from June 2020.
Most of the permits were for plumbing and electrical work on existing properties, but a few were from new businesses.
Between January and June, Malheur County issued 13 new single-family dwelling permits outside Ontario.
The city of Ontario . . .