Construction permits still in winter deep freeze

Tuesday, March 9, 2004

New construction in Marshall continued to be nearly nonexistent in 2004 with only five building permits being issued in February.

While up slightly from January's building total of $26,422, the city saw little activity last month with the value of building projects coming in at $56,500.

The month's largest project belonged to Lloyd Driskell. Driskell received a permit to construct a $20,000 residential addition at 650 South Lake Drive.

The city issued two permits for projects valued at $15,000. The first was for a residential garage addition owned by Corey Carney at 784 S. Lincoln. Lee Reagles was issued a permit for a business alteration and repair project on a building at 152 E. Arrow.

The remaining two projects were for the business sign additions approved by the Marshall Planning and Zoning Commission at its February meeting. Rent-A-Center received a permit for a $6,000 sign while Seigfreid's Countryside Market's sign addition was valued at $500.

In addition to the five building permits, the city issued three electrical permits, one mechanical permit, five plumbing permits and three demolition permits. These projects brought the month's total value of construction to $104,750, up from January's total of $73,297.

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