Cleveland building permits exceed $21M

By LARRY C. BOWERS Staff Writer
Posted 10/2/17

Cleveland building permits climbed to more than $21 million in August, thanks to a massive construction project by the Cleveland City Schools system.

Total permits were $21,624,013, with …

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Cleveland building permits exceed $21M

A BUILDING PERMIT for $14,308,293 was issued in August for the construction of the new Candy’s Creek Cherokee Elementary School on Georgetown Road in Northwest Cleveland. J&J Contractors of Chattanooga has begun earthwork for the campus. The much-anticipated new school is expected to provide relief for the city school system’s overcrowded elementary schools.
A BUILDING PERMIT for $14,308,293 was issued in August for the construction of the new Candy’s Creek Cherokee Elementary School on Georgetown Road in Northwest Cleveland. J&J Contractors of Chattanooga has begun earthwork for the campus. The much-anticipated new school is expected to provide relief for the city school system’s overcrowded elementary schools.
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Cleveland building permits climbed to more than $21 million in August, thanks to a massive construction project by the Cleveland City Schools system.

Total permits were $21,624,013, with $18,546,173 in commercial, $2,575,580 in residential, and $502,260 in building additions and alterations. The total in permits fees was $55,769.

Earthwork on Georgetown Road by J&J Contractors of Chattanooga launched the construction of the new Candy’s Creek Cherokee Elementary School destined to be completed in 2019. Construction of the actual school building will begin next summer (2018) and be finished in fall 2019.

The new school is much anticipated by the school system and Cleveland Board of Education, since all of the city’s elementary schools are at (or above) capacity enrollment. The Cleveland City Council made the new school a priority in this coming year’s budget.

The new school is being constructed for 520 students, but easy expansion on three wings can increase the capacity to 700 students.

The building permit is for $14,308,293, with a permit fee of $29,408.

There are other major projects planned in commercial, indicated by other permits.

R.A. Heath Construction Company obtained a building permit for $375,000 destined for renovations at the Starbucks restaurant on Inman Street. The food and drinks permit fee was $1,430.

High Point Construction received a $45,000 permit for alterations to The Press, a new business at 1st Street N.E.

Williams Development is planning office space alterations in Peerless Crossing, a $50,000 project.

There is another school project at Cleveland Middle School, where a $15,000 permit was acquired for the school’s new press box.

Burger King is planning to renovate a new restaurant location at 960 Paul Huff Parkway N.W. This $350,000 construction project will be by Qualified Builders Inc., in the old Wendy’s fast food restaurant.

Pyramid Construction received a $214,560 permit for the construction of a new clubhouse at 1800 Greenwood Ave. N.E., Building 300.

Bob Renner Construction is planning a buildout to a fitness gymnasium on 25th Street. This is anticipated to be a $150,000 construction task.

First Fleet is planning a new business location on Industrial Drive S.W., Lot 5. This $490,000 construction will be done by Presswood Construction Company.

There were a couple of recreation projects planned at the new Blythe/Oldfield Park, and the Handipark near Stuart Elementary School.

Ronald Barker obtained a $30,000 permit for construction of a pavilion and restroom at 1175 Blythe Ave. Dennis Epperson received an $80,000 permit for the Civitan Handipark Park restrooms. The city is a partner in both of these recreation improvements.

Neal Keller is planning a commercial conversion to a bed and breakfast establishment at 1411 Stuart Ave. This will be a $75,000 project.

Pyramid Construction is planning three,12-unit apartment complexes on Greenwood Avenue. The permit for each project is $949,440.

Southern Speciality Contractors has three projects where the company is replacing roofing and some decking. These three projects, ranging in cost from $7,583 to $25,563, are located on Fairmont Avenue, Jordan Avenue, and Bluff Drive.

Howard Morton Construction obtained a $12,990 permit for kitchen remodeling at 4729 Crestridge Lane.

In residential permits:

• Dennis Epperson is building a single-family home on Walnut Grove Trail, a $194,480 structure; Jason Tawfik is building a $130,900 single-family home at 128 Brookebridge Court; Bud Pierce received a $175,000 permit for the construction of a single-family home on 56th Street N.W.; and Casey Mitchell Construction is planning a $204,000 home on Weston Hills Drive.

Tawfik is planning two single-family homes in Brookebridge Court, one at $123,250 and the second at $141,100; Frank Almazan is building a $139,400 home on Hill Street S.E.; and Bryan Turner received a $425,000 permit for a home on Chestnut Circle N.W.

Riverbirch Homes of Chattanooga is building a $280,000 single-family structure on Ridge Park Drive; Robert M. Lee Construction has permits for two $136,000 homes, one at 1600 Orchard Place N.E. and a second at 1606 Orchard Place; and William Austin received a $114,750 permit for a single-family home on Woodland Drive.

• There were 14 land disturbance permits at a cost of $1,092.

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