By Kirk Kern

The city of Mesquite had a big jump in new single-family residence permits in July, compared to the same month in 2020.

The city authorized 45 new permits for single-family residences in July, valued at $11.084 million. That’s an increase from the 37 permits issued in 2020 (valued at $8.098 million).

Pulte Homes of Nevada took out the most permits with 28 permits for new homes, while NRC and Richmond American each had seven permits. White Rock Development, Maves Construction and Jackson Contracting each had one permit.

The most expensive single-family home construction permit was valued at $471,198 with the least expensive permit valued at $154,908.

There were no permits for commercial building in July, but there was one permit for commercial modifications (valued at $129,600). In 2020, there were also no permits for new commercial buildings, and one permit for commercial modification (valued at $174,312).

The city issued four new permits for businesses in July, compared to three in July of 2020.

The city issued 12 permits for blocks walls in July, compared to 11 in July 2020. There were 13 permits for swimming pools/spas in July, while there were 11 in July 2020.

There were no demolition permits filed in July, as was also the case in July 2020. There were two grading permits in July, up from one in July 2020.