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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Development Review: November 2013

Commercial building permits over $100,000 within Huntsville city limits:
2810 Drake Ave. SW. A building for the City of Huntsville. This will be the new Fire Station 6, which is currently at John Hunt Park. Contractor: Pearce Construction. $1.8 Million.

2722 Carl T. Jones Dr. SE. A retail building for Cole Real Estate Investments. This 12,500 sq. ft. building is the final space to be constructed in the “original” Valley Bend at Jones Farm shopping center. The only known tenant is Kirkland's, whose second Huntsville store will occupy 5,000 sq. ft. Contractor: Joe Still Building. $950,000.

Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits:
In November, 93 housing units were permitted, including 48 single- and 45 multi-family units. The top census tract for building permits last month was 29.21 (the Challenger school area), where 44 units were permitted, all condominium units. This is a 9.7% decrease over November 2012, when 103 housing units (59 single-family and 44 multi-family) were permitted.

Residential Certificates of Occupancy (new construction) in Huntsville city limits:
98 housing units were granted certificates of occupancy (CO’s), including 74 single- and 24 multi-family units. The top tract for CO’s in the month of November was 106.22(Providence), where 25 housing units were added, mostly multi-family. This is a 19.5% increase over November 2012, when 82 housing units (79 single- and 3 multi-family) were granted CO’s.