County, city construction activity high
by DAVID DAVIS, Managing Editor
May 22, 2013 | 1781 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Building permits issued in April include Jenkins Deli in Spring Creek off of APD 40.
Building permits issued in April include Jenkins Deli in Spring Creek off of APD 40.
Bradley County construction activity reached its highest level of the year while Cleveland reached its second-highest level in 2013.

Commercial and business construction in the city included two restaurants at Bradley Square Mall that included a build-out of Santa Fe Cattle Co. at a cost of $908,000 and a Luigi’s Pizza valued at $175,000. A $1 million Jenkins Deli is under construction at 2390 Spring Creek Blvd N.E.

Other commercial and business permits were a $732,000 metal building for Easy Auto at 100 25th St., and a $30,000 addition for a pet crematory at 2417 North Ocoee St.

There were nine residential building permits in the city ranging in value from $60,000 to $300,000.

The city also issued nine addition/alteration permits valued at $1.01 million; nine residential, $1.52 million; and eight commercial totaling $2.48 million.

Bradley County reported 40 permits in April valued at $2.82 million. The number of permits was significantly higher than the 24 issued in March, but the increase was not enough to break out of the $2 million range. The county building inspector reported $2.03 million in April, $2.3 million in February and $2.14 million in January.

Bradley County issued four commercial and industrial permits totaling $503,187. Cleveland Utilities pulled a permit valued at $93,000 for its water treatment plant at 481 Dry Valley Road and Wacker Polysilicon North America received a $375,187 permit for a job at 553 Wacker Blvd. N.W.

The county also reported 25 residential and 11 additions valued at $2.13 million and $185,925 respectively. Nine of the 25 new homes were mobile homes or doublewides. The remaining 16 homes ranged in value from $65,000 to three homes on Talons Ridge Road N.W. valued at $189,000.

The Cleveland Development and Engineering Services Department recorded 26 permits valued at $5 million, which is second to the $5.35 million in February. The fourth month was well ahead of the $3.053 million in January and $2.37 million in March.