Permits issue low, value up
The number of building permits issued in Leelanau County continues to drag. However, the value of permits issued continues to rebound after a four-year construction drought.
Nineteen additional building permits were issued by the county Construction Code Authority in the past two weeks bringing the year-to-date total to 171. The estimated value of the permits was $1,045,130 for an average value per project of just over $55,000. The total value of permits issued through the first two-thirds of 2012 is $15,312,331, up by more than $3 million from last year and $4 million from this time two years ago.
Five years ago at this time, before the economic downturn, the number of permits issued was 199 and the total value of projects underway was $22,570,478.
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— Clyde/ McKenzie Ellis Trust (Quartersawn Custom Carpentry) residential deck landing and stair at 11732 S. Storm Hill Dr. ($450)
VILLAGE OF NORTHPORT— Judy Rantz residential wood frame deck at 205 E. Third St. ($2,160)
VILLAGE OF SUTTONS BAY — Thomas P. and Barbara Witkowski (Gerard Belanger Licensed Builder)— alteration to roof at 508 N. St. Mary’s St. ($10,000;) Tracy Smith and Erin Crowder, residential woodframe deck at 409 N. St. Joseph St. $5,700).
CENTERVILLE— Mary Louise York and Laurie Anderson (James Anderson Builders Inc.) change use of existing unfinished structure to residential office-studio at 7133 S. Beach Front St. ($8,880); Mary E. Voeks Trust, residential post frame storage building at 6501 S. Townline Rd. ($34,560)
CLEVELAND— Kathleen Wickstrom (Dun Rite Maintenance) roof repair per court order at 4500 S. Sugar Loaf Mountain Rd. ($200); Kathleen Wickstrom (Dun Rite Maintenance) roof repair to pump #2 per court order, ($200)
ELMWOOD — Mary Ann Dunbar (Moquin Construction) residential existing garage alterations at 9889 E. Cherry Bend Rd. ($25,450); James A. Schaub Jr., residential deck at 8383 S. Forest Dr. ($5,210); Leonard and Doris Korson, foundation only for future garage at 8775 E. Crimson Valley Ave. ($6,090); Ann Travis Trust Agreement ( North Shore Group Inc.) four-season sunroom at 12054 S. Elk Run ($14,040).
EMPIRE — Priscilla G. Sheehan, residential decks at 8950 W. Stormer Rd. ($5,840)
KASSON — Cedar Rod & Gun Club (Timothy Stein) commercial cold storage addition on crawl space at 8075 S. Sullivan Rd. ($3,840).
LEELANAU— Paul & Martha Chamberlain (James Anderson Builders, Inc.) single-family dwelling at 4425 N. Drumlin ($223,240); Kenneth W. Arnt (Krantz Construction) demolished detached cottage at 10021 N. Old Farm Rd. ($500) Kenneth W. Arnt (Krantz Construction) interior alteration to existing single-family residence at 10021 N. Old Farm Rd.
LELAND —William and Martha Leugers Encherman (Rembrandt Construction) single-family dwelling at 1707 S. Lake Shore Dr., ($345,720); Johnson-Barbee Cottage LLC (Biggs Construction) new residential detached garage at 3990 N. Manitou Trail ($10,560).