Fewer building permits, lower value in May 2014

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There were 12 fewer permits worth approximately $410,000 less in May 2014 compared to May 2013.

The city issued 49 building permits last month with a value of $6.38 million. In May 2013, the city issued 61 permits worth $6.79 million.

Among last month’s permits included nine commercial and industrial permits with a total value of $1.42 million.

The permit with the highest value was for a new grain elevator valued at $1 million. There was one permit for alterations, repairs and additions to apartments valued at $200,000.

There were two permits for alterations, repairs and additions to low-hazard storage rooms. Combined, this value is $84,000.

Another permit was for alterations, repairs and additions to a medical office worth $62,350 and there was one permit valued at $20,000 for alterations, repairs and additions to lodging houses.

Two commercial and industrial permits were for alterations, repairs and additions to offices with a combined value of $40,000. One permit valued at $10,000 is for a new market.

There was one permit for alterations, repairs and additions to a government and institutional office. The permit is valued at $45,000.

Most of the permits were for residential purposes, totalling 39 with a value of $4.92 million. Of those, 13 were for new houses with a joint value of $4.21 million. The city issued eight permits for alterations, repairs ad additions to houses with a collective value of $277,000.

The city issued nine permits for new storage garages, including open air parking garages, with a total value of $146,500. There was one permit for alterations, repairs and additions to a storage garage with a value of $10,000.

Five of the residential permits were for new decks with a combined worth of $12,300 and two permits were for alterations, repairs and additions to apartments worth a combined $255,000.

The city also issued one permit for a new low-hazard storage room valued at $4,800.

In total from January 1 to May 31, the city has issued 112 permits valued at $74.52 million. In the same time period in 2013, the city issued 134 permits worth $24.27 million.

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