Downtown loft apartments lead construction
by DAVID DAVIS Managing Editor
Oct 16, 2012 | 1793 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Downtown loft apartments headed the list of building permits issued in September by the city of Cleveland.

Construction totaled $2.036 million in the city and only slightly more was registered in Bradley County where commercial, residential, and residential additions permits were valued at $2.897 million.

The city report included 10 additions/alterations valued at $550,700; four commercial at $1.337 million and two residential permits prices at $149,000.

County figures included four commercial permits valued at $993,390; 13 new homes totaling $1.742 million; and 15 additions totaling $161,719.

Tarver Distributing and Wacker Polysilicon North America each pulled commercial permits in the amount of $419,000. Amazon added $102,390 for a racking system. The fourth commercial permit came from Bradley County in the amount of $53,000 for work at the agricultural center at 3110 Peerless Road.

Residential permits in the county included 12 normal and one for storm damage on Hancock Road N.E. Single-family home prices ranged in value from $75,000 to $217,000. Two permits were for mobile homes in the amounts of $40,000 and $45,000.

City permits included 13 loft apartments owned by Nicholas Lillios. Lillios is investing a total of $750,000 in eight apartments at 125 Inman St. and five more at 162 First St., according to the report.

Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland said the loft apartments created in the historic downtown area greatly add to "our downtown revitalization efforts. It's exciting to see the investments being made in restoration of our buildings downtown. Downtown living will bring a new dimension to what we are creating in our historic downtown business district."

He noted that of the commercial building permits, two were for loft living, while another was for construction of Lasater Coffee & Tea Company in the Spring Creek Town Center off 25th Street/APD 40 at a cost of $197,000. The restaurant will be a full service coffee shop with a drive-through.

The largest of the commercial permits was to rebuild the BP convenience store at 942 Paul Huff Parkway at a cost of $575,000. The convenience store was destroyed by fire on Aug. 30, 2011.

Other commercial projects included a triplex of professional offices in the 1600 block of Professional Park Drive valued at $165,000, plus 10 additions and alterations valued at $550,700.

The report included two residential permits for new single-family homes on Linda Drive S.E. and Brown Avenue N.W. priced out at $65,000 and $84,000.

In the previous month of August, the city issued 35 building permits totaling $13.84 million and the county authorized 42 new construction projects valued at $2.99 million.