MT. VERNON — January building dropped by $64,000, coming in at $351,975.
Building slowed down during the first month of the year, however, demolition projects increased, with about a dozen demolition projects underway.
Commercial building came in with $311,000 in construction and signage permits. The largest project was a two unit condo project permitted by Greenwalt & Sons for property on Bristol Court. The project is estimated at
$198,000. In addition, Martin & Bayley at 101 S. 45th Street received a permit to put in a truck scale foundation at an estimated cost of $62,000.
Signage permits for business issued in January were:
n Martin & Bayley, 101 S. 45th St., at an estimated cost of $10,500;
n Magnum Steel, 200 Shiloh Dr., at an estimated cost of $2,000;
n Klein Orthodontics, 4210 Lincolnshire, at an estimated cost of $530;
n Wood Energy, 3007 Broadway, at an estimated cost of $12,500;
n Jennifer McGhee, 1707 Veterans Memorial Drive, at an estimated cost of $45;
n State Farm-Tony Wielt, 4121 S. Water Tower Place, at an estimated cost of $1,400;
n NAACP, 3101 Broadway, a plastic banner at no estimated cost; and
n Walmart, 110 Davidson, at an estimated cost of $25,000.
Residential building for the month was at $40,000, the total of two projects.
Dedra Graham, 903 S. 20th Street, received a permit to construct a room addition at an estimated cost of $20,000; and Robert Riley, 306 W. Beacon Court, to construct a home addition.
A number of demolition permits were issued to the city during January — 713 Dewey St., 501 S. 20th St., 1721 Cherry St., 715 S. 18th St., 423 S. 15th St., 1024 S. Sixth St., 1124 S. 10th St., and 629 S. 17th St.
Demolition permits were also issued to Rita Sanders 1120 1/2 S. 15th St., for the rear house only; and A. P. Petties for 717 Herbert St.