Permits issued for Wacker-related construction accounted for more than $9.004 million in June; $4 million in July; and $122.5 million in August, for a total of $135.554 million.
USAA Real Estate Company at 1515 Lauderdale Memorial Highway has resulted in permits issued in February valued at $29.225 million and $504,000 in September for a racking system totaling $29.729 million. USAA owns the facility where the Amazon.com fulfillment center is located.
Almost all commercial activity in the county was along Lauderdale Memorial Highway The only other multimillion dollar permit came in July, issued to Waterville Baptist Church at 4555 Dalton Pike. That project was valued at $2.703 million.
As of September, 54 storm-related residential building permits had been issued in the county.
The value of building permits issued by the city of Cleveland in September fell slightly short of $8.709 million recorded in May, the highest point of 2011.
A single permit pulled by Yonkers Industries for a fill-line relocation project at Schering-Plough/Merck at 4207 Michigan Avenue Road accounted for almost all of the $8,033,997 in construction activity for September.
Fred Malley director, Global Communications of Merck Manufacturing Division in Whitehouse Station, N.J., said the $7 million project is expected to be completed by October 2012 and add 30,000 square feet of new packaging area.
“This is a multipart project that involves renovating, reconfiguring and expanding an existing area in a building where we package several Merck over-the-counter products. A ‘fill line’ is an industry term for solid-dose tablet packaging,” he said.
A breakdown of city permits drawn in the ninth month of the year shows seven building additions/alterations totaling $43,717, five commercial permits valued at $7,201,280 and five residential at $789,000.
Commercial construction included roof repair of tornado damage at 310 Industrial Drive, a job valued at $55,780; an interior buildout for Orange Leaf Yogurt at 615 Paul Huff Parkway in the Mouse Creek Crossing development; $4,500 for footing installation at 4745 Mouse Creek Road N.W.; an interior renovation at United Christian Academy located at 2200 Peerless Road priced at $11,000 and the $7 million project at Schering-Plough/Merck.
Residential permits included four single-family houses and a duplex interior renovation by Dee Burris at 231 Dooley St. in the amount of $114,000. Charlie Lay, Lay Construction pulled a $225,000 permit for a single family residence at 936 Northmont Drive N.E., and Bill Fine received two permits valued at $147,500 each for single family houses at 743 and 755 Abby Glen Drive N.E. Duggan Development was issued a permit for a single family structure at 3101 Wesdell St. N.W., valued at $155,000.
Building activity in the city showed a relatively constant flat-line through June, July and August. Building permits for the month of July hit $2.874 million and $2.148 million in June.