After a torrid January pace followed by a slight lull in February, building permits issued by the city in March resumed a healthy pace led by new home construction.

The city of Mesquite issued a total of 121 permits in March across all categories valued at $8.488 million. Even though the number of permits declined from last year’s 130, the dollar value increased by almost $1.5 million from $7.083 million in 2017.

The city issued three commercial building permits last month totally $494,758. That compares to one last year valued at $307,800. The Mayan storage facility at 30 Riverside Road is undergoing a renovation worth $268,632.

Another commercial building permit was issued to NRC Construction valued at $194,976 for the Eagles Landing travel center at the I-15 Exit 118 interchange. A second commercial modification permit was issued worth $18,000 for the new facility.  Those two permits are in addition to the $1.558 million permit the company took in February.

Deep Roots Harvest also took a commercial modification permit for its marijuana facility worth $5,500. The company took out two permits in January valued at $277,286 and another in February worth $9,000.

The city issued three new business permits in March compared to four issued last March.

As usual, the number of single family residence permits led the pack with 35 issued last month valued at $7.467 million. In March 2017, the city issued 28 permits in this category valued at $6.407 million.

New home construction in the first three months of the calendar year continues its upward trend compared to last year. The city issued a total of 353 permits for single family residences in the first quarter of 2017. That compares to 382 permits for new homes issued in the first quarter of 2018.

Pulte Homes of Nevada took out 26 permits for new homes in the Sun City Mesquite development. Nevada Residential Construction (NRC) was issued five permits while Maves Construction, Catamount Development, Jackson Contracting and a private builder were each issued one permit.

The most expensive single-family home construction permit was valued at $402,324 with the least expensive permit valued at $142,896. Fifteen of the permits were valued in the $100,000 range while 18 hit in the mid-$200,000 range.

The city issued seven residential modification permits valued at $39,579 compared to March 2017 when 10 permits valued at $70,764 were issued.

Permits for block walls fell by two this year to 18