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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Development Review: March 2014

Non-residential Permits for projects over $100,000 and within Huntsville city limits:

435 The Bridge St. NW: Foundation and shell for a retail building. Contractor: Hoar Construction. $800,000

15935 Chaney Thompson Rd. SE: A picnic pavilion and dog park. Contractor: Garber Construction. $488,000

2165 Cecil Ashburn Dr. SE: A clubhouse for the Legacy at Jones Farm apartment development. Contractor: TDK Construction. $416,000

3502 Memorial Pky.  SW: A new building for Osborne’s Jewelers. Contractor: Fite Building Co. $404,000

2150 Blue Spring Rd. NW: A new building for Farriss Drive Church of Christ. Contractor: Huntsville Design and Construction. $132,000

Residential Permits (new construction) in Huntsville city limits:

In March, 359 housing units were permitted; over 75 percent were multi-family units. The top census tract for building permits last month was 19.02 (Jones Valley), where 240 units were permitted, all apartment units related to the Legacy at Jones Farm development. Thanks to the multi-family bump, this is a 270% increase over March 2013, when 97 housing units (all single-family) were permitted.

Residential Certificates of Occupancy (new construction) in Huntsville city limits:

51 housing units were granted certificates of occupancy (CO’s), 47 single- and 4 multi-family units. The top tract for CO’s in the month of March was 112 (the Martin-Zierdt area) where 17 housing units were added. This is a 54.1% decrease over March 2013, when 111 housing units (67 single-family and 44 multi-family) were granted CO’s.