By Kirk Kern/Mesquite Local News

There were 171 building permits issued by the city of Mesquite in October, with a total value of $9.36 million. This is another big increase from the same month in 2020, when the city issued 135 permits valued at $5.21 million.

On a year-to-date basis, the city has issued 1,679 permits valued at $95.9 million, well above the year-to-date total from 2020, which was 1,463 permits valued at $75.42 million.

As usual, single-family residences made up the bulk of the October permits, with 38 issued at a value of $7.99 million. This is an increase from October of 2020, when there were 23 permits issued with a value of $4.68 million.

Pulte Homes issued 22 permits for single-family homes, followed by five each from NRC and Beazer Homes, three from Richmond American Homes, two from Holyoak Homes and one from Males Construction

The most expensive single-family home construction permit was valued at $426,972 by Maves Construction, while the least expensive was $149,215 by Pulte Homes.

There were no permits issued for multi-family residences in October, compared to zero in October 2020.

There were no commercial buildings permitted in October 2021, compared to zero in October 2020 as well. There were four permits for commercial modifications in September, valued at $497,855, compared to zero in October 2020.

The city issued three new business permits, compared to one in October 2020.

The city issued eight permits for blocks walls in October, compared to nine in October 2020. There were 19 permits for swimming pools/spas in October, while there were 10 in October 2020.

There were no demolition permits filed in October, while there was one in October 2020. There was one grading permit in October, the same as in October 2020.