Pace of Colorado Springs homebuilding soars in May

Like the weather, the pace of Colorado Springs-area homebuilding is heating up. In May, the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department issued 443 permits for the construction of single-family homes in El Paso County, according to a report Friday by the agency. Last month’s permit total surged nearly 29 percent over the same month a year ago. It was the largest number of single-family permits for any month since 482 were…