Athens City Planning Department in Athens, Alabama

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Athens City Planning Department Contact Information

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Athens City Planning Department
1600 West Elm Street
Athens, Alabama, 35611

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About the Athens City Planning Department

The Athens City Planning Department, located in Athens, Alabama, ensures the construction of safe buildings, primarily through the development and enforcement of building codes. The Building Department establishes building codes and standards for the construction of buildings and addresses virtually all aspects of construction, including design requirements, building materials, parking, resistance to natural disasters, and trades such as electric and plumbing.

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  • Limestone County building codes and ordinances
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Athens Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Athens Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Athens Residential Housing Units
 AthensLimestone County
Total Housing Units9,95435,859
Occupied Housing Units9,256 (93.0%)32,386 (90.3%)
Athens Occupied Residential Buildings
 AthensLimestone County
Single-Family Detached Homes6,610 (71.4%)25,330 (78.2%)
Single-Family Attached Homes412 (4.5%)491 (1.5%)
2 Apartments162 (1.8%)444 (1.4%)
3 or 4 Apartments293 (3.2%)398 (1.2%)
5 to 9 Apartments692 (7.5%)778 (2.4%)
10 or More Apartments745 (8.0%)973 (3.0%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing342 (3.7%)3,972 (12.3%)
Athens Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 AthensLimestone County
2014 or Later31 (0.3%)460 (1.4%)
2010 to 2013422 (4.6%)2,636 (8.1%)
2000 to 20091,970 (21.3%)7,809 (24.1%)
1980 to 19992,530 (27.3%)10,553 (32.6%)
1960 to 19792,872 (31.0%)7,969 (24.6%)
1940 to 19591,062 (11.5%)2,076 (6.4%)
1939 or Earlier369 (4.0%)883 (2.7%)
Athens Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 AthensLimestone County
1 Room172 (1.9%)286 (0.9%)
2 or 3 Rooms681 (7.4%)1,243 (3.8%)
4 or 5 Rooms3,120 (33.7%)10,689 (33.0%)
6 or 7 Rooms2,757 (29.8%)11,952 (36.9%)
8 or More Rooms2,526 (27.3%)8,216 (25.4%)
Athens Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 AthensLimestone County
No Bedroom182 (2.0%)313 (1.0%)
1 Bedroom650 (7.0%)1,149 (3.5%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms6,365 (68.8%)23,326 (72.0%)
4 or More Bedrooms2,059 (22.2%)7,598 (23.5%)
Athens Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 AthensLimestone County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities9,205 (99.4%)32,196 (99.4%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities9,161 (99.0%)32,233 (99.5%)