The largest permit for the month was issued for Cleveland State Community College and its Science Lab renovation, issued to Chazler Inc., for a total of $711,250.
Commercial construction accounted for $1.023 million of the permits issued through the city of Cleveland’s Inspection and Permitting Offices in the last month of the year.
A new permit for a Wendy’s restaurant on McGrady Drive valued at $280,000 was issued to William Casteel and another commercial project valued at $20,000 was issued to David Calder for an interior build out at 4345 Keith St. for Radio Shack.
The new home electronics store’s interior reflects the new concept adopted by the company about a year ago. This is the only store like it in the Cleveland and Chattanooga markets, according to co-manager Chris Hayden. The new location is about the same size as its previous location in Bradley Square Mall.
Two residential permits were also issued, one for Ken True on Brentwood Drive N.W. for $325,000 and another for Dee Burris valued at $191,670 on 9th Street S.E.
Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland said he watches the permit numbers carefully each month for the city because he feels the “trend is a good barometer for our community’s growth. I’m always pleased when I see new commercial, industrial and residential permits rising.”
He said it was good to see Cleveland State’s Science Lab construction under way. The mayor labeled both Cleveland State and Lee University as valuable assets to the community when it comes to attracting new business, industry and residents.