Dallas-Fort Worth’s construction boom ranks second nationally in 2019

Only New York City saw more building than North Texas.

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More than $22 billion in D-FW construction starts were recorded in 2019.(Brian Elledge / Staff Photographer)

Dallas-Fort Worth was the second-busiest building market in the country last year with almost $22.5 billion in construction.

Only New York City had more total construction — both residential and nonresidential — than the D-FW area, according to information from Dodge Data & Analytics.

It was the fourth year in a row that annual building starts in North Texas topped $20 billion — an unheard of pace of construction for the D-FW area.

About $10 billion of local construction starts were for nonresidential commercial projects — everything from office buildings to retail and warehouses — which rose 14% from 2018.

Residential building starts totaled about $12.6 billion, down 12% from 2018’s total, according to Dodge Data.

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5:14 AM on Feb 11, 2020

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