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July Building Permits Hit Calendar Year Low
Posting Date: 08/02/2012

By Barbara Ellestad

After June's unusually high valuation of building permits issued by Mesquite City Hall, the numbers returned to what has become somewhat normal levels in July.

In June the total valuation of the 54 permits issued hit $4.7 million with. In July, only 26 permits were issued with a value of $1,582,436.

The number of permits issued set a new low for the calendar year with just one less permit granted than those in May. Only February had a lower valuation than July's total.

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

4,777,020

July

26

$

1,582,436

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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

In June, Pulte Homes took out 26 permits for new single family residences. In July, the company that builds homes only in Sun City Mesquite took out five more permits for new home construction. LHSC, Inc., and NRC Construction took out two permits each in this category and Maves Construction pulled one permit. The permits for those three homebuilders were for new homes in the Canyon Crest area.

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

July

10

$

1,523,357

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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

Of the five permits issued in this category in July, two of them accounted for the bulk of the total dollar valuation; one for $11,870 and one for $10,080. The remaining three were valued at $5,100 or less. Southwest Awnings which usually accounts for most of the modification permits only took out two this month.

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

July

5

$

33,842

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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

The only two permits in the commercial modification category issued in July both went for work at the Smith's gas station on N. Sandhill Blvd. One permit was valued at $12,000 and the other was for $300. The small number of permits matches the calendar year low set in March.

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

July

2

$

12,300

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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

One permit was issued for a new sign located at the gas station renovation on N. Sandhill Blvd where the old Arby's was located. The building has gone under an extensive makeover since January and appears set to reopen soon.

The total number of permits issued in July are down sharply from last July when 42 permits were issued with a value of $2,213,545.

Most of the drop occurred in categories other than single family residences which just about matched last year's number.

For the year, the total number of permits issued is far below this time last year. From January to July 2011, 314 permits were issued. For the same time period this year, only 265 permits have been issued.

The good news is that the total valuation of permits issued year-to-date, $16,679,918, is running higher than last year's valuation of $15,078,830.

Monthly Comparison

Permit Types

July (2011)

July (2012)

Permits

Valuation

Permits

Valuation

Single Family Residences

11

$1,898,015

10

$1,523,357

Residential Modifications

7

$39,024

5

$33,842

Multi-Family Residences

0

00.00

0

00.00

Mobile Homes

1

$4,000

0

00.00

Commercial Buildings

1

$5,000

0

00.00

Commercial Modifications

1

$46,800

2

$12,300

New Business

3

$3,000

0

00.00

Foundation

0

00.00

0

00.00

Accessory Bldgs.

0

00.00

0

00.00

Block Walls

6

$160,912

4

$7,937

Swimming Pools I Spas

3

$50,794

0

00.00

Miscellaneous (signs, repairs, etc. )

9

$9,000

5

$5,000

Grading

0

00.00

2

$4,000

Demolition

1

$1,000

0

00.00

Totals

42

$2,213,545

26

$1,582,436

Business Licenses

Only eight new business licenses were issued in July with five of them going to out-of-town businesses. That compares to 31 business licenses that were revoked in July. Of that number, 18 licenses were revoked because of non-payment. Eight licenses were cancelled at the customer request because the business closed or it was no longer conducting business in Mesquite.

July's license revocation number was the highest this year while the number of new licenses issued was the lowest so far.

Business Licenses

Month

New

Revoked

January

N/A

N/A

February

14

22

March

22

29

April

14

17

May

26

5

June

19

15

July

8

31

 

Commentary
  • Posted Date: 08/03/2012
    Pulte numbers are up ,and that is good. But I wonder if Sydney young,HOA head would have put out the announcements on the robberies that were solved if they would be up that high? Many people have moved out of scm because of Sydney young. I was one that was broken in,she just about called me a liar,and sent an announcement out about 2 days later. Not real proactive. AND STILL NO POLICY ON ANNOUNCING ROBBERIES OR OTHER ALERTS! SHE SAYS SHE WILL MAKE THE CALL! I am not one to SPLIT RAILS ,but we need a policy on this,not rot for 2 days and then put announcements out a day late and dollar short,at her call.
    By: HOA ENFORCER
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  • Posted Date: 08/03/2012
    Thank God for Sun City and the construction providing jobs for the economy. Lots of good activity. Perhaps a link to an on-line literacy course would benefit some in addition to an anger management seminar.
    By: Delighted
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  • Posted Date: 08/03/2012
    I have to agree with HOA enforcer about Sydney YOung. A lot of people have heartburn with her up here in SCM. If we had a vote or say,she would be gone. I was also broken into and felt like I was a suspect or liar after I talked to her. While it is good the building permits are up and SCM gets enough people up here to finally get a say on the HOA board and drive Sydney Young to the airport!!!!!
    By: Fedup2
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  • Posted Date: 08/03/2012
    It is great that sun city is growing,and adding to the mesquite economy. I am a resident and neighbor of Sydney Young,and yes,I would drive her to the airport when we get enough people to take control of the HOA and bring some sanity to the ways her and the HOA operate. That is really the only complaint I have about sun city,SYDNEY YOUNG AND THE CRAZY HOA PLAYERS!
    By: WATEROVERDABARREL
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