April 2019 Building permits-05-16-19: The Hilltop Hideout RV Condominium construction project on Mesquite Heights Road led the April Mesquite building permit report with a valuation of $1.222 million. Photo by Barbara Ellestad.

While man-caves in private homes are usually a plus, who knew they could be worth more than a million dollars?

The Hilltop Hideout RV Condominium project on Mesquite Heights Road leads the April building permit report as its pegged valuation comes in at $1.222 million. The concept includes RV storage spaces and small facilities that can be personalized at the owner/renter’s expense, namely men who want a private hang-out spot.

That project propped up the rest of building permits issued by the City of Mesquite Building Department for the month as the total valuation came in at $6.775 million for 183 permits. That’s down from April 2018 when the department issued 156 permits valued at $7.118 million.

The number of permits for single family residences led the decline dropping more than a million and a half dollars. The total valuation for the 22 permits issued in this category was $4.802 million, down from 29 permits valued at $6.324 million issued a year ago.

Pulte Homes of Nevada took out 10 permits for new homes in the Sun City Mesquite development. Jackson Contracting took out four permits, Nevada Residential Construction (NRC) was issued three permits while Catamount Development and Construct West were each issued two permits. One permit for single family residences was issued to a private builder.

The most expensive single-family home construction permit was valued at $406,926 with the least expensive permit valued at $142,896.

The city issued 24 residential modification permits valued at $150,199 compared to April 2018 when 11 permits valued at $1,930 were issued.

Permits for block walls increased from nine last year valued at $34,012 to 15 this year valued at $52,741.

Eight permits for swimming pools were issued by the city last month, valued at $146,336. Last April, the city issued only one permit for pools valued at $3,198.

No grading permits were issued last month compared to three issued in April 2018. No demolition permits were issued, matching last year.