City building permits include solar panels
by JOYANNA LOVE Banner Senior Staff Writer
Sep 01, 2014 | 1703 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Installation of solar panels accounted for three of the 10 adjustments or addition building permits approved in July for the city of Cleveland.

Honda of Cleveland, Abra Auto Body and Village Toyota have been approved to install solar panels at the respective businesses.

Other addition permits included interior renovations to a State Farm office, expansion of Express Employment Professionals, the addition of a deck to a residential structure and other additions.

Adjustment or addition building permits brought in $3,635 in permit fees and represented $772,671 in project value.

Commercial permits for July represented $6 million in project value for 15 permits that brought in $17,460 in permit fees. This is compared to only four commercial building permits the previous month.

Projects included an apartment building, construction of a Speedway gas station on Westland Drive, conversion of a building into a restaurant and the addition of outdoor patios at Bradley Square Mall.

Residential permits for single-family houses and duplexes totaled 11 and brought in $6,569. The projects represented nearly $1.6 million in project value.

There were 36 building permits approved in all. These permits represented nearly $8.4 million in project cost and brought in $27,664 in permit fees. This is an increase from May in which only 20 building permits were approved. Revenue from permit fees also saw a $20,000 increase.

Eight land disturbance permits were approved in July, representing $1.2 million in project cost. The permits brought in $400 in revenue. Five of these permits were for residential projects. Commercial projects included work on Sahara Drive for a driveway for Life Care Centers of America and the beginning phase of a new Speedway gas station on Westland Drive.