The valuation of building permits issued by the City of Mesquite in September almost doubled from a year ago thanks to one permit issued for an indoor sports fieldhouse planned at the Rising Star Sports Ranch. That single permit is valued at $3,166,650. Construction of the 30,000 square foot facility behind the newly-opened hotel is expected to be completed by April 2017. It will allow indoor sports training camps and tournaments during Mesquite’s hot weather months and will complement the sports theme of the hotel.

The city issued 82 permits for a total valuation of $7,794,056 this September compared to 112 permits issued in September 2015 for a value of $3,532,952. Much of the drop in the overall number of permits issued year-to-year was in two minor categories; residential modifications, down 11, and miscellaneous signs, repairs, etc., down 14.

Permits for single family residences were up by two to 16 this year while the total value of them jumped by more than a million dollars to $4.278 million from last year’s $3.093 million. Again, the valuation total is skewed by three permits for new homes: two of them valued at over $500,000 and one for $405,210. The remaining 13 permits had valuations between $142,896 and $350,844.

Pulte Homes of Nevada who builds in Sun City Mesquite took out six permits for new homes, the lowest number in many months. NRC home builders took out three permits and Jackson Contracting, LLC, took out two.  Meadowland Enterprises, Warmington Residential Nevada, and Maves Construction each took out one permit.

The number of new business permits issued by the city remained the same year-to-year at eight. Block wall permits, generally a sign of new home construction, dropped to six this year from 10 last year. Three swimming pool/spa permits were issued this year compared to two last year.

One grading permit was issued to Overton Power District #5 for work at 451 Falcon Ridge Parkway.