City, county building hits almost $17M
by DAVID DAVIS, Managing Editor
Sep 18, 2012 | 1713 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Apartment buildings at 3925 Adkisson Drive topped the list of building permits issued by the city of Cleveland during the month of August while J&S Restaurants led activity in Bradley County with a new location at 1651 Lauderdale Memorial Highway.

Overall, the city issued 35 building permits totaling $13.84 million and the county authorized 42 new construction projects valued at $2.99 million.

The county figures include two small jobs at the cannery at 3110 Peerless Road and Fire Hall No. 1 at 5293 Bates Pike. Permits also include 26 residential permits. Of those, one mobile home at 2909 Archer Lane was classified as storm damage. Ten permits were issued for Residential Additions and Others category.

Overall, Bradley County approved six commercial and industrial permits totaling $361,448; 26 new homes valued at $2.42 million; and 10 additions and alteration at $214,000.

Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland said the 180-unit apartment complex on Adkisson Drive calls for five apartment buildings containing 36 units each, a clubhouse and maintenance building for a cost of $7.09 million. The complex is a project of Shumate Development Corp. of Westerville, Ohio.

An additional $2.8 million for renovations was also issued for Bradley Square Mall, along with $1.5 million for the Whirlpool offices off Benton Pike.

Rowland noted additional commercial projects reflected in the August permits include a car wash at 471 1st St. at $150,000, two storage buildings at 2348 Georgetown Road at $286,000 and a remodel for a proposed funeral home at 4983 North Lee Highway at $103,000.

Of the $13.84 million in building permits issued by the city, the majority was for commercial and business; however residential permits were up to $1.2 million. Rowland said four single-family homes are being built by Habitat for Humanity at 2098 and 2104 Century Ave. N.W.; and 1208 and 1212 Victory Avenue.

The mayor pointed out the residential permits in August 2011 were at $1.4 million and dropped to $1.2 million this August. The permits reflect 10 new homes during the month. Overall, the city permits during the month exceeded $13 million compared to $2.7 million in August 2011.

The numbers were a big improvement from July when a $600,000 facelift of Belk department store in Bradley Square Mall highlighted local construction. The city of Cleveland reported $3.597 million in activity spread somewhat evenly among the three construction categories: Residential, $954,000; Addition/Alteration, $1.083 million; and Commercial, $1.559 million.

Bradley County reported no new Commercial and Industrial permits during July.

Twenty-three permits valued at $2.381 million in the Residential category and 12 in the Residential Additions and Others category totaled $363,500 for a sum of $2.745 million.