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Home building hit $2 million for January

New homes pushed buildings values up
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An unusual surge in winter building permits for housing boosted construction values in the first month of this year.

Builders of six single family homes worth $2.1million were issued permits. Five are in the privately-developed West Park Subdivision on the city’s northwest end.

Value of the five averaged $321,320.

Only one new single-family home was issued by city hall in January 2018, worth $238,000.

The new homes pushed building values for the month to $2.19 million, more than double the $1.05 million from last year.

Other major permits for the month involved $499,000 for a condominium operation on Bradley Street on South Hill and $41,000 for apartment alterations at 800 Fourth Avenue Southwest.
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