February 2018 Building permits -03-15-18: Construction of the new Eagles Landing travel center at the I-15 Exit 118 interchange is underway. The facility is expected to open in the Fall. Photo by Barbara Ellestad.

The torrid pace of building permits issued in January by the city of Mesquite Development Services

department took a breather in February.

The city issued a total of 108 permits across all categories in February compared to 121 issued in February 2017. Accordingly, permit valuations fell from $7.162 million last year to $5.937 million this year.

The long-awaited Eagles Landing travel center at the I-15 Exit 118 interchange took out two general commercial building permits in February valued at $1,558,305. Construction has begun with an expected completion date in the mid-Fall timeframe.

Four commercial modification permits were issued by the city valued at $13,464. That compares to four permits in the same category issued in February 2017 valued at $299,252.

Last year the city issued nine new business permits compared to only five this year.

The biggest drop in permit numbers came in the single-family residence category falling from 29 last year to 14 this year. Likewise, valuations dropped from $6.469 million to $3.131 million.

Pulte Homes of Nevada who constructs all the new homes in Sun City Mesquite took out nine permits in February for new homes. Nevada Residential Construction (NRC) took out two permits for new homes. Construction West, Catamount, and KJ Leishman each took out one permit for new single-family homes in February.

The most expensive single-family home construction permit was valued at $383,292 with the least expensive permit valued at $154,908. Six of the permits were valued in the $100,000 range while seven hit in the mid-$200,000 range.

Nine permits were issued this February for residential modifications compared to 11 last year. However, valuations rose from $115,848 last year to $208,128 this year.

The number of permits issued for block walls rose from 12 in February 2017 to 18 permits this year. The valuation of the permits jumped from $53,873 to $790,717 after one permit alone was valued at $720,000 for a wall in Sun City Mesquite along Oxbow Bend street.

The city issued seven permits for swimming pools this year valued at $128,339. That’s an increase from five permits issued last year valued at $85,689.