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Building Permits Turning Into SeeSaw
Posting Date: 07/20/2012

By Barbara Ellestad

One month they’re up, the next month they’re down. That’s the nature of building permits issued by the City of Mesquite over the last six months. However, permits hit a high in June that hasn’t been seen in over a year.

The total value of building permits issued in June came in at a whopping $4,777,020. Of that, $4.5 million were categorized as new single family homes.

Total Building Permits

January 2012

38

$

2,173,613

February

30

$

1,049,701

March

33

$

1,979,426

April

57

$

3,000,172

May

27

$

2,117,546

June

54

$

4,777,020

**********************************

June 2011

33

$

1,328,440

July

42

$

2,213,545

August

36

$

2,827,677

September

39

$

2,661,396

October

53

$

4,049,074

October (minus 1)

$

1,549,074

November

19

$

1,259,922

December

24

$

878,755

2011Yearly Total

487

$

26,761,655

Single Family Residences

Almost all the permits in this category were due to Pulte Del Webb pulling 26 permits for homes in Sun City Mesquite. The surge comes after the developer took out only six permits in May and only three permits in April. Three other permits were issued to the NRC construction company in June.

Only four of the single family home permits were valued at over $200,000. Out of the 29 permits, 17 of them were for homes priced at $150,000 or below.

Single Family Residences

January 2012

12

$

1,904,004

February

5

$

786,318

March

12

$

1,745,495

April

20

$

2,840,529

May

13

$

1,946,048

June

29

$4

4,528,681

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June 2011

8

$

1,181,789

July

11

$

1,898,015

August

15

$

2,305,287

September

17

$

2,535,193

October

7

$

1,144,193

November

6

$

1,065,146

December

5

$

750,204

Yearly Total

134

$

21,267,826

Residential Modifications

Building permits in this category continued to mirror the typical monthly trend, except for April. And, continuing the same situation as in past months, all five permits were issued to Southwest Awnings.

Residential Modifications

January 2012

3

$

5,000

February

5

$

45,460

March

9

$

157,399

April

14

$

46,412

May

6

$

17,328

June

5

$

21,658

****************************

June 2011

6

$

34,984

July

7

$

39,024

August

2

$

5,220

September

4

$

25,764

October

11

$

82,425

November

3

$

111,375

December

7

$

43,804

Yearly Total

81

$

773,587

Commercial Modifications

Permits for commercial modifications saw the highest number of permits issued this year at eight. The value of those permits, $184,440, was also the highest since last October. However, one permit for the Mesquite Library renovation work at 121 W. First North St, accounted for the bulk of the valuation at $159,840.

Commercial Modifications

January 2012

7

$

132,501

February

7

$

173,492

March

2

$

15,696

April

5

$

64,194

May

3

$

97,996

June

8

$

184,440

**************************

June 2011

3

$

85,684

July

1

$

46,800

August

4

$

404,800

September

5

$

13,388

October

10

$

271,444

November

2

$

31,580

December

2

$

14,000

Yearly Total

42

$

1,257,011

Monthly Comparisons

Having so many building permits taken at one time by a single homebuilder naturally skews the numbers and doesn’t lend much to a yearly comparison. The same goes for the single commercial modification permit issued for the Mesquite Library renovation worth most of the total in that category.

It does do wonders to boost the overall yearly numbers, bringing the total value of building permits issued so far in calendar year 2012 to just over $15 million. That compares to the June 2011 total of $11.5 million.

The total number of permits issued so far this year is 239 compared to 264 at this time last year.

Monthly Comparison

Permit Types

June (2011)

June (2012)

Permits

Valuation

Permits

Valuation

Single Family Residences

8

$1,181,789

29

$4,528,681

Residential Modifications

6

$34,984

5

$21,658

Multi-Family Residences

0

00.00

0

00.00

Mobile Homes

1

$4,000

0

00.00

Commercial Buildings

0

00.00

0

00.00

Commercial Modifications

3

$85,684

8

$184,440

New Business

4

$4,000

1

$1,000

Foundation

0

00.00

0

00.00

Accessory Bldgs.

0

00.00

0

00.00

Block Walls

5

$5,505

2

$1,224

Swimming Pools I Spas

1

$2,478

3

$32,017

Miscellaneous (signs, repairs, etc. )

5

$10,000

4

$4,000

Grading

0

00.00

2

$4,000

Demolition

0

00.00

0

00.00

Totals

33

$1,328,440

54

$4,777,020

Business Licenses

The Business License Department issued 19 new licenses in June with 10 of them registered to out-of-town companies. That’s down from the 26 business licenses issued in May. There were 15 business licenses revoked, all of them categorized as “no longer in business, customer request.” Only five business licenses were revoked in May, all for the same reason.

 

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  • Posted Date: 07/20/2012
    Thank goodness for Sun City.
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