Commercial construction in Mesquite propped up the overall number and value of building permits issue by the city in December.

The city issued 122 permits last month valued at $4.758 million. That compares to December 2017 when 116 permits were issued with a higher valuation at $6.039 million.

A permit for a commercial building valued at $298,620 was issued for a new Mountain America Credit Union building on West Pioneer Boulevard just west of the Pizza Hut.

Four permits for commercial modifications were issued with a total valuation of $76,755. That compares to one permit issued in this category a year ago valued at $9,000.

Ten new business permits were issued in December compared to only one issued in December 2017.

Sixteen permits were issued for single-family residences, down from last year’s 26 permits. The valuation of this year’s permits came in at $3.606 million compared to last year’s valuation at $5.723 million.

Pulte Homes of Nevada, which constructs all the new homes in Sun City Mesquite, took out eight permits in December for new homes. Nevada Residential Construction (NRC) took out five permits for new homes. Jackson Contracting took out two permits while a private homeowner took out one permit.

The most expensive single-family home construction permit was valued at $364,416 with the least expensive permit valued at $160,602.

Seven residential modification permits were issued in December compared to five a year ago. Six permits for swimming pools were issued last month compared to four permits in December 2017.

The number of permits for block walls decreased from 12 last year to eight this year. That’s usually an indication of more new home construction.

No demolition permits and grading permits were issued by the city last month.