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February 1, 2013

City sees low permits in January

MT. VERNON — January typically is not a good month for new construction, and building permits issued by the City of Mt. Vernon for the first month of the new year confirm that trend.

There were no commercial building permits issued by city in January, although four projects for residential properties resulted in new construction of just over $64,000.

Residential property permits for January include:

  •  Michael Lenz, 103 Burns Ave., to erect a spa at an estimated cost of $5,900;
  •  Ricky Heck, 1915 S. Eighth St., to erect a mobile home at an estimated cost of $42,064;
  •  Jason Kuhn, 2220 Cherry St., to construct a garage at an estimated cost of $13,700;
  •  And Jerry and Marcella Morris, 35 Country Club Road, to erect a portable storage building at an estimated cost of $2,800.

The city issued eight demolition permits this past month, although the City of Mt. Vernon had one permit that included the demolition of 13 properties. Demolition permits were issued for the following projects:

n PFS Properties, 220 S. 18th St., demolition of house and outbuilding;

  • Victory Christian Church, 226 S. 18th St., demolition of a building;
  •  Central Christian Church and CCC Land Development Inc., 302 N. 12th St., to demolish a house;
  •  Catherine Harvey, 316 Castleton Ave., to demolish a building;
  •  Larry Walton, 2505 Jones St., to demolish a garage;
  •  Mt. Vernon Airport Authority, Rural Route 4, to demolish a pole barn;
  •  Tammy Overbey, 410 N. 16th St., to demolish a house;
  •  And the City of Mt. Vernon to demolish houses at 403 N. Seventh St., 306 N. Seventh St., 1020 S. 20th St., 1105 S. 13th St., 1109 S. 13th St., 2107 Cherry St., 2109 Cherry St., 317 Castleton Ave., 221 Castleton Ave., 1115 Gilbert St., 1603 College St., 509 Bell St., and 811 S. 22nd St.

The city issued just one sign permit, to T. Ham Sign Inc., to erect a sign at 912 S. 10th St. at an estimated cost of $3,100.

The city issued $61.5 million in projects during 2012, which is a decrease of $32 million from the previous year. However, of the $94 million in projects during 2011, $42 million came from an expansion at Continental Tire of the Americas.

The company announced plans a week ago for a $237 million expansion project of its facilities in Mt. Vernon.

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