By Kirk Kern

There were 164 building permits issued by the city of Mesquite in September, with a total value of $9.31 million. This is another big increase from the same month in 2021, when the city issued 133 permits valued at $7.28 million.

On a year-to-date basis, the city has issued 1,508 permits valued at $86.6 million, well below the year-to-date total from 2020, which was 1,328 permits valued at $70.21 million.

As usual, single-family residences made up the bulk of the September permits, with 34 issued at a value of $7.93 million. This is an increase from September of 2020, when there were 28 permits issued with a value of $5.85 million.

Pulte Homes issued 19 permits for single-family homes, followed by five from NRC, two from Richmond American Homes of Nevada, two from JLA Construction, two from Jackson Construction, two from K&J Leishman Construction. one from AMB Construction and one from Meadowland Enterprises Inc.

The most expensive single-family home construction permit was valued at $541,554 by AMB Construction, while the least expensive was $151, 944 by Richmond American Homes of Nevada.

There were three permits issued for multi-family residences in September, valued at $290,160, compared to zero in September 2020.

There was one commercial buildings permitted in September 2021 valued at $361,746, compared to one in September 2020 at $24,804. There were three permits for commercial modifications in September, valued at $112,657.50, compared to three in September 2020 valued at $49.510.

The city issued five new business permits, compared to six in September 2020.

The city issued 20 permits for blocks walls in September, compared to nine in September 2020. There were four permits for swimming pools/spas in September, while there were 14 in September 2020.

There were no demolition permits filed in September, as was also the case in September 2020. There was one grading permit in September, up from zero in September 2020.