March Building Permit valuations bounce back

MarchBuildingPermits-04-14-16: William H. Takahashi, Jr., has been working with the city since last fall to remove encumbrances from the 30-acre Solstice Motorcoach Resort that will allow him to revitalize and improve the property. Takahashi received a new business building permit in March for the site. Photo by Barbara Ellestad.

 William H. Takahashi, Jr., has been working with the city since last fall to remove encumbrances from the 30-acre Solstice Motorcoach Resort that will allow him to revitalize and improve the property. Takahashi received a new business building permit in March for the site. Photo by Barbara Ellestad.

After dropping by almost half in February from the month before, the value of March building permits issued by the City of Mesquite Building Department bounced back to $5.718 million. That’s the highest valuation since August 2015.

The number of permits rose to 122 last month compared to 115 issued in March 2015 that had a total valuation of $4.381 million.

January’s valuation for building permits was $5.060 million while February’s came in at $2.963 million.

The city issued six permits for commercial buildings in March 2015 with a total value of $963,814 and five permits for commercial modifications valued at $465,486. Those two categories were empty in this year’s report for March. However, three permits were issued for new businesses including one for Solstice Motorcoach Resort, LLC.

The new owner of the upscale RV resort located behind Mesa View Regional Hospital, William H. Takahashi, Jr., has been working with the city since last fall to remove encumbrances from the bankrupt property once owned by Barcelona Partners. Takahashi previously told the Mesquite Local News he intended to purchase the 30 acre site and “and make it one of the top three destination resorts in the nation.”

Of the 21 permits issued for single family residences, Pulte Homes of Nevada took out 11 of them. The most expensive permit was for $275,964 while the lowest was valued at $143,364. Pulte builds all the homes in Sun City Mesquite.

NRC took out five permits ranging from a high of $383,058 to a low of $215,280. Construction West took three permits for new single family homes while Maves Construction took one. The highest valued permit for a newly constructed single family home at $560,274 was issued to a private builder.

While the number of permits for residential modifications dropped from 23 last year to 14 this year, the value of those permits came in $7,000 higher at $134,152.

Block wall permits jumped in March to 15 valued at $192,071. Only five permits were issued in this category a year ago with a valuation of $7,599.

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