October construction activity concentrated along Cherokee Drive

Friday, November 5, 2004
2004 has been an up-and-down year for construction in Marshall. Several projects along Cherokee Drive, including a new strip mall, helped make October an "up" month. With projects totaling more than $2.6 million, the month was the third busiest of the year.

While only eight building permits were issued in October, those projects were sufficient to give the month the third highest value in terms of building permits issued in Marshall this year.

According to information released by City Code Official Mike Morgan's office, the total value of construction in October was just over $2.6 million, putting it behind March and July, which saw totals of $3.3 million and $4.3 million, respectively.

The Wal-Mart Supercenter, in development along Cherokee Drive, continues to be a driving factor to construction in western Marshall. The largest project issued a permit last month, and one of the largest for the year, was a new strip mall to be located at 941 S. Cherokee. The project, owned by Triple H Leasing, is valued at $1,760,780.

Also on Cherokee Drive, Henzlik-Oliver Real Estate received a permit to build a $53,000 new business and Tyler Oliver was issued a permit to erect a $6,700 business sign. Check Into Cash also received a sign permit, for a sign valued at $400.

October's total was also bolstered by a pair of six-figure projects undertaken by local churches. St. Peter Church received a permit for a $450,000 assembly remodeling project. Across town, First United Methodist Church moved forward with its $110,000 elevator addition.

The remaining permit was issued to Richard DePaoli and Galaxy Hot Wheels for a $1,800 sign at 1665 W. Santa Fe Trail.

The city also issued 18 mechanical permits, 14 plumbing permits and eight electrical permits.

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