Last year, 2,200 new housing units were approved, the most since 2007. More than 1300 have been proposed so far this year.

On the industrial side, 11 million new square feet was proposed just in the first quarter of this year. That’s on top of the more than 27 million square feet added the last five years.

“I think the challenge will be to make sure while we have economic growth, are we hanging onto quality of life,” Ianelli said.