Building permits same as last year but value up
The number of building permits issued this year ties last year for the lowest since 2008. However, the value of those permits is the highest since 2008.
Seven additional permits were issued by the county Construction Code Authority in the past two weeks, bringing the year-to-date (YTD) total to 152, unchanged from last year. The value of the permits ($731,690) brings the seven-month YTD total to $14,267,201. This is the highest total since 2008 when the permits issued by this date was $20,090,042.
The figure edges out the 2009 tally by a mere $87,728. That year 177 had been issued by the final week in July. The five-year permit high was 186 in 2008.
The following permits were issued by the county Construction Code Authority, as listed by the community in which work is being done:
VILLAGE OF EMPIRE — Gloria L. Groomes Trust, residential wooden ramp at 10205 W. Front St. ($920).
BINGHAM—Kenneth Frazier, residential alteration to existing detached garage at 5859 S. Bridget Rose Lane ($92,960); Sheila Armstrong (Natural Log Cabins) single-family residence at 6517 S. West Bay Shore Dr., ($149,280).
CLEVELAND — James and Sally Schmidt (North Haven Construction LLC) remove trailer and replace with addition to single-family dwelling at 6950 S. Maple Wood Dr., ($54,800).
KASSON — Christopher M. Shuker, single-family dwelling at 11411 S. Rolling Meadows ($109,710)
LELAND —Ron and Dawn Ward (Maple Hill Builders LLC) residential detached garage at 506 S. Fourth St. ($11,600)
SUTTONS BAY — Kathy A Westlake Trust (Baldwin Homes) Replace single-family dwelling destroyed by fire at 1755 S. Meadow Ridge Lane ($312,420)