by katie eubanks
Sun Staff Writer
RESIDENTIAL building permits were up in the city of Madison this past fiscal year, and though commercial permits were down slightly, Building and Permits Director Bill Foshee says the city is holding its own after the 2008 recession.
Permits for new commercial buildings bottomed out in fiscal year 2009 in Madison, with just two permits issued. The city gave out 10 commercial permits in fiscal year 2011 and eight this past year. (Fiscal year 2012 started October 1, 2011, and ended September 30, 2012.)