2012-04-19 / Local News

Construction permits rise in value

By Amy Hubbell
Of The Enterprise staff

Oh what a difference a couple years make.

At this time in 2008, the annals of the Enterprise recorded what was at the time considered “sluggish” building activity. By the third week in April, the year-to-date total of building permits issued by the Construction Code Authority (CCA) was 68 with a total estimated value of $5,979,830.

This was sluggish compared to the building boom of 2005-06, but is 42 percent more than the current yearto date figure.

Nine new permits were issued by the CCA in the past two weeks, bringing the year-to-date total to 39. Activity for the same two-week period in 2011 was similar. However, the value of these projects ($1,072,830), is more than $400,000 higher than last year’s tally of $621,627.

The nine additional permits issued for projects in seven of the county’s 11 townships bring the year-to-date estimated value to $3,484,708. Interestingly, the totals for the same two-week period in April for the past two years combined is still short of the 2008 tally for the same period. Although the number of permits was a little higher last year at 42, the value of projects underway were estimated at more than $1 million less at $2,461,037.

Following is a list of projects for which permits have been issued, listed by the community in which work is being done:

CENTERVILLE — Anne Marie Strand Revocable Trustee (Burkholder Construction) additions to single-family residence at 4041 S. Whitehill Dr. ($108,530).

ELMWOOD — Matthew and Antoinette Gawin (Joel Diotte) addition/ alterations to single-family residence at 8912 S. Sunnyview Dr. ($97,960).

EMPIRE — Jack and Kathleen Phillips (MAC Custom Homes) residential detached garage at 7616 W. Glenmere ($24,800).

GLEN ARBOR — John and Barbara Vandenberg, screened porch for single-family residence at 6273 W. Cottage Lane ($1,920).

LEELANAU — Stanley Pruss and Brigid Hart (Richard Parker Builder) new single-family residence with unfinished basement, two covered porches and finished garage at 12445 N. Island View Dr. ($313,520).

LELAND — Carol and Steve Stowe, foundation only for residential addition at 6484 E. Duck Lake Rd. ($7,360); Siedle Partnership (Burkholder Construction) addition to single-family residence at 6145 N. Birchwood Dr. ($16,200); Carol Wixted Revocable Trust (Whiteford Associates) new three-story singlefamily residence at 347 N. Birdsong Rd. ($472,040).

SUTTONS BAY — County of Leelanau, 30-foot tower extension to existing 150-foot tower at 8525 E. Government Center Dr. ($30,500).

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