Last year was busiest for new home-building in Overland Park since 2004

Permits for new single-family homes in Overland Park last year outpaced permits for multi-family dwellings in 2021 for the first time in at least five years. File photo.

Overland Park saw a resurgence of single-family home building last year, with permits for single-family homes greatly outnumbering multi-family homes for the first time since 2017, according to data presented to a council committee Wednesday by the planning staff.

The details: Community Development Committee members heard a generally upbeat annual report that described 2021 as a year of recovery from the pandemic challenges of 2020.