March 2019 Building permits-04-11-19: A new MacDonald’s fast food restaurant is under construction at the I-15 Exit 120 interchange on South Falcon Ridge Parkway. The restaurant is expected to open in early July and will replace the current one on Mesquite Boulevard. Photo by Barbara Ellestad.

Continuing a trend in last few months, building permits issued by the city in March again fell in valuation but rose in actual numbers.

The city of Mesquite issued a total of 143 permits in March across all categories valued at $7.944 million. Even though the number of permits rose from last year’s 121, the dollar value decreased by just over half a million dollars from $8.488 million in 2018.

The city issued one commercial building permit last month totally $441,144 for a new MacDonald’s fast food restaurant on South Falcon Ridge Parkway south of the I-15, Exit 120 interchange. That compares to three permits last year valued at $494,758.

No commercial modification permits were issued this year compared to two last year worth $23,500.

The city issued three new business permits in March equal to the same number issued last March.

As usual, the number of single-family residence permits led the pack with 30 issued last month valued at $6.891 million. In March 2018, the city issued 35 permits in this category valued at $7.467 million.

Pulte Homes of Nevada took out 14 permits for new homes in the Sun City Mesquite development compared to 26 in March 2018. Nevada Residential Construction was issued seven permits while Catamount Development, Jackson Contracting and private builders were each issued two permits. One permit for single family residences were issued to Leishman Construction, Davis Construction, and View Point Contractors each.

The most expensive single-family home construction permit was valued at $366,132 with the least expensive permit valued at $149,292.

The city issued 11 residential modification permits valued at $75,245 compared to March 2018 when seven permits valued at $39,579 were issued.

Permits for block walls increased from 18 last year valued at $82,460 to 21 this year valued at $249,707.

Five permits for swimming pools were issued by the city last month, valued at $87,263. Last March, the city issued nine permits for pools valued at $162,556.

One grading permit was issued last month for the new MacDonald’s. No demolition permits were issued in March.