Housing construction bounces back

After July’s slump in new single-family residence construction, the number of permits issued by the city of Mesquite for new homes bounced back to health.

The city issued 14 permits in July valued at $3.440 million in this category of permits. The August numbers almost doubled to 27 permits with a $6.537 million valuation.

That led to a total valuation of $7.794 million for all 167 permits issued in August. Last year, the city issued 147 permits valued at $5.209 million.

Unlike July when Pulte Homes of Nevada did not take out any new residential construction permits for the first time in years, the company that builds all new homes in Sun City Mesquite took out 16 permits.

Nevada Residential Construction (NRC) took out four permits for single family residences in August. Meadowland Enterprises, Construction West and Maves Construction each took out two permits while Jackson Contracting took out one permit.

The most expensive housing permit was issued for $491,322 for a home in Canyon Crest with the lowest valued permit taken at $150,852 for a home in Sun City Mesquite.

Twelve permits were issued for residential modifications this year valued at $51,726 compared to 15 permits worth $104,215 issued in August 2017.

Commercial construction kept up its pace in August with three permits issued for commercial buildings, all going to one project on Bowler Drive valued at $455,598. Last year the city issued only one permit in this category valued at $91,620.

The six permits issued for commercial modifications were valued at $278,155. That compares to August 2017 when nine permits were issued for a valuation of $687,429.

The city issued eight permits issued for new businesses this year compared to six issued in August 2017.

Two grading permits were issued this August valued at $11,037 compared to one last year valued at $64,000. One permit was issued for the new assisted living center next to the hospital that broke ground on Aug. 23 while the second permit was issued for grading on the corner of Leavitt Lane and South Falcon Ridge Parkway near the I-15 Exit 120 interchange.

Block wall permits increased to 19 this year from 13 last year.

Permits for swimming pools fell from eight last year to only four this year.

One demolition permit was issued to Deep Roots Harvest marijuana dispensary for its ongoing construction work.

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