The value of construction in February increased over January although fewer starts were recorded by the city Development and Engineering Services Department.
The city issued 19 permits valued at $5.351 million in the second month, compared to 24 permits valued at $3.053 million in the first month of 2013.
Investment in the Mouse Creek Crossing retail development on Paul Huff Parkway accounted for $4.342 million. That amount was divided between the Publix Super Market at 635 Paul Huff Parkway costing $3.547 million and $583,043 for construction of shells for outlying shops.
Renovation of interior space in Bradley Square Mall for a Sears Hometown Store priced out at $165,000. The remainder of commercial permits included an airplane hangar at Cleveland Regional Jetport valued at $182,000 and a temporary office trailer at 764 Old Chattanooga Pike added $30,000 to the overall value. Commercial construction generated $11,672 in permit fees.
In the residential segment, the Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland started two single-family homes at 1220 and 1226 Victory St. S.W. valued at $50,000 and $47,500. Other single-family homes included one by Stanbery Construction, 3126 Cottage Grove Circle, $80,000; Dennis Epperson, 2701 Alexandria Court N.W., $160,000; and two homes by JSH Contractor at 2074 Volunteer Drive S.W., and 2055 Volunteer Drive S.W., each valued at $135,000. Single-family home construction totaled $675,500 and brought in $2,992 in permit fees.
Six permits for alterations and additions came to $168,000 in value and $860 in permit fees.
January figures total 24 permits valued at $3.052 million and generated $11,107 paid to the city in fees.
Of those permits, 17 were for new residential construction and seven were commercial building additions and alterations.
The most significant permits in the commercial category came from Merit Construction Inc. for upgrading two apartment buildings containing 14 units each. The buildings are located at 1602 Baugh St. N.E. and 1601 Clemmer St. N.E. The upgrades cost $907,500 each.
Other non-residential permits included one to Wedgecorp Construction for replacing a roof on a burned out building at 2013 King Edward Avenue. The cost of the job was $40,000. Cate Brothers Development pulled a $20,000 permit for interior alterations on a building at 172 Old Mouse Creek Road N.W.
Three residential alterations accounted for $95,500.
New residential construction showed three single-family houses and 14 townhomes started in January. The single-family structures are by C. C. Blankinship & Sons at 1344 Morrison Lane N.E. valued at $115,000; Habitat for Humanity, 1216 Victory Street S.W., $47,500; and 880 Gaut Street N.E. for $50,000.
Of the 14 townhouses, D & S Custom Homes is building 10 units on Sharon Drive N.E. and Ramsey Street N.E. in the Cherokee Gardens subdivision. The job value of each unit is $65,000 for a total of $650,000. Richmond Construction is building four townhomes in the 1200 block of Pond Street S.E. Each unit is valued at $54,980 for a total of $219,920.
Fees for residential construction in the city equaled $11,107.
Bradley County reported one commercial permit in February for a sign at Zion Assembly Church of God. Cherokee Signs paid an $85 permit fee for the $21,000 permit.
The county issued 11 residential permits that included two storm-damaged homes at 529 and 559 Brooklawn Trail S.E. Total residential permits total $2.308 million. The permit fees added up to $6,651.
Four commercial permits in January included three new firehouses for Bradley County Fire Rescue at 365 Minnis Road N.E., 5345 Georgetwon Road N.W. and 2015 New Street S.E. The price tag on each of the new fire stations is $2.200 million. The fourth commercial permit was in the amount of $5,200 for a new sign at 2760 Dalton Pike for which the county collected $35.
The county also reported 22 new residential starts valued at $2.139 million, which generated $6,675 in fees.