Several new home-building projects and commercial remodeling work in April resulted in the most robust month for issuance of city and county building permits this year.
Nearly $3.1 million of construction value was authorized last month, including about $1.5 million issued by both the city and county codes offices. That was up from a total of just $1.1 million in April 2020, a figure that was depressed by the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic.
So far this year, permits valued at $10.3 million have been issued, up from $7.2 million during the same period in 2020.
Six single-family housing starts were recorded in April — three each in the city and county — compared with a total of four in April 2020.
So far this year, permits have been issued for constructing 21 new homes, up from 20 during the same period last year.
Commercial remodeling projects last month included:
- A $150,000 permit to 424OH LLC for remodeling the former Dollar General store at 213 Second St.
- A $1,000 permit to Kenzie Gentry for remodeling a portion of the former O’Daniels flower shop building at 127 N. Elm St. for her K.T.’s Barbershop.
- Three permits totaling $78,000 for remodeling work at Circle K convenience stores at 945 Barret Blvd., 2336 S. Green St. and 3113 U.S. 41-North.
- A $150,000 permit to Ellis Park Entertainment at 3820 U.S. 41-North to construct a covered building for manure storage.
Here are building permits issued last month by the city and county:
April 2021 building permits
Commercial accessory: O. Carter and Dena B. Wilkerson, 99 Kentucky 2084-North, $35,000.
Commercial remodeling: 4242OH LLC, 213 Second St., $150,000; Circle K Midwest, 945 Barret Blvd., $24,500; Circle K Midwest, 2336 S. Green St., $29,000; Circle K Midwest, 3113 U.S. 41-North, $15,000; and Kenzie Gentry, 127 N. Elm St., $1,000.
Commercial demolition: Hazex Construction Co. Inc., 1805 Cresline Dr., $4,625.
Single-family residential demolition: Edgar E. Farley Estate, 1530 Oak St., $4,100; and Bentley Allen Gish, et al, 412 Shelby St., $2,250.
Manufactured homes, new: Bob J. Vanzant Sr., 32 Kennedy Circle, $58,000; Barbara Nall, 1107 Wedgewood Dr., $81,082; and Joseph Loeffler, 510 Watson Lane #12, $15,000.
Single-family residential accessory: Floyd L. and Michelle Moore, 908 S. Adams St., $20,000; Brandon A. and Ashlee N. Jones, 114 Arlington Dr., $1,000; Nu-Look Inc., 2157 Locust Dr., $50,000; Amanda B. Brundige, 1225 O’Byrne St., $2,000; Tracy Jo Laflair, 2983 Briarcliff Trail, $3,000; Jason and Toni Whitfield, 3146 Sand Castle Dr., $30,000; Larry S. and Charlotte A. Brown, 515 Hickory Wood Ct., $35,000; Shannon and Mary Jo Montgomery, 2442 Balmoral Dr., $4,600; and Kayla Ford, 3156 Sand Castle Dr., $38,000.
Single-family residential additions: Anthelmo Ceron, 22 Center Circle, $12,500; Dilma Ortiz Morales and Emidio Venegas, 101 Thompson St., $11,000; Jennifer I. Bauer, 423 Washington St., $1,500; and Stanton E. and Sharon S. Baxter, 1128 N. Main St., $20,000,
New single-family residences: Hugh Stone & Sons Construction LLC, 1442 Arrow Way, $148,000; JM Development, 616 Hickory Wood Ct., $204,000; and James and Ashley Runion, 563 Crane Hill Trace, $500,000.
Single-family residential remodeling: Esteban H. and Ashley Nichole Valles, 1454 Wilson Dr., $9,000.
Signs: Ash Audubon Property Owner LLC, 2480 U.S. 41-North, $4,000; Eastgate Family Restaurant, 1648 Second St., $9,500; Medical Realty Holding Co. LLC, 319 Eighth St., $400; and A New Start LLC, 114 Franklin Ave., $200.
Total: $1.5 million
New residences: Brian Unsell, 15555 Kentucky 351, $420,000; Tara & Douglas Roberts, 8551 John Steele Road, $200,000; and Tara & Douglas Roberts, 8557 John Steele Road, $40,000.
Room additions: Paul Shoulders, 3793 Kentucky 266, $150,000; and John Book, 16373 Upper Delaware Road, $158,000.
Commercial: Ellis Park Entertainment, 3820 U.S. 41-North, $150,000.
Raze and remove: Audrey Ingle, 3096 Kentucky 136-West, $8,800.
Manufactured home: Jimmy Hamm, 4184 Kentucky 266, $20,000.
Garages/utility buildings: James Cole, 8055 J. Cox Road, $25,000; John Moseley, 12752 Airline Road, $2,500; Shaun Cassidy, 1020 Osage Dr., $16,500; Kraig Vibbert, 4362 St Olaf Circle, $58,500; Thane Lacaze, 7494 Rucker Road #2, $41,000; Tammy & Michael Butler, 7382 Carson Dr, $6,000; Will Thweatt, 5462 U.S. 60-East, $30,000; Jeff Abbott, 2868 Kentucky 136-West, $10,000; James J. Jobe, 4013 Rudy Road, $40,000; Tom Wedding, 3617 E Marshall St., $800; Jeff Francis, 9592 Corydon Geneva Road, $44,000; and Haydon T. Wolfe, 16437 Griffin Graves Creek Road, $36,000.
Miscellaneous: Tommy Ransom, 5695 Kentucky 351, $50,000; and Shaun Cassidy, 1020 Osage Dr., $47,500;
Total: $1.6 million