The city has seen a 29-percent increase in the number of new commercial construction projects compared to 2012 and residential housing permits make up nearly half of the total permits submitted each year.

There's new construction everywhere you look, including a new Walgreens Pharmacy at the intersection of Everhart and Staples.

The block as well as ones that stretch down Staples for several blocks have seen new business starts like Soup and Salad, Panda Express and a Melrose clothing store, and there's no sign that the new construction will taper off.

Kiii News Reporter Brian Burns went out and got the details of the recent building boom.