By Kirk Kern
There were 211 building permits issued by the city of Mesquite in May, with a total value of $14.6 million. This is an increase from the same month in 2021, when the city issued 157 permits, with a value at $11.9 million.
On a year-to-date basis, the city has issued 1149 permits valued at $55 million, above the year-to-date total from 2021, which was 813 permits valued at $45.6 million.
As usual, single-family residences made up the bulk of the May permits, with 64 issued at a value of $13.5 million. This is a increase from May of 2021, when there were 49 permits issued with a value of $10.6 million.
Pulte Homes issued 30 permits for single-family homes, followed by 14 from Richmond America Homes, 13 from Warmington Apartment Communities Inc., three from Beazer Homes, two from LHSC and one from NRC and one from Jonathan Meierhoff.
The most expensive single-family home construction permit was valued at $351,000 by NRC, while the least expensive was built by LHSC, valued at $134,800.
There were no permits issued for multi-family residences in May, compared to zero in May 2021.
There were no commercial buildings permitted in May, compared to zero in May 2021 as well. There were permit for commercial modifications in May compared to four in May 2021.
The city issued two new business permits, compared to four in May 2021.
The city issued 31 permits for blocks walls in May, compared to 15 in May 2021. There were five permits for swimming pools/spas in May, while there were also five in May 2021.
There were no demolition permit filed in May, with one in May 2021. There was zero grading permit in May, compared to one in May 2020.