Building permits for area at $5.5M
by DAVID DAVIS, Managing Editor
Dec 27, 2012 | 3051 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Building permits
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A new convenience store is under construction at 2760 Dalton Pike S.E., by Old State Construction Inc., of Calhoun, Ga. The new store returns to the site of A.J.’s Market, a neighborhood store destroyed in the outbreak of tornadoes on April 27, 2011.
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Cleveland and Bradley County building permits were both above $2.5 million for the month of November and permits for new signage signaled growth in the retail sector as Dollar General opened at 3425 Waterlevel Highway and J&S Restaurants added signage to a new store at 1651 Lauderdale Memorial Highway N.W.

An opening date is not set for the new Hardee’s.

A new store owned by Shebo II L.L.C., of Ooltewah, is under construction at 2760 Dalton Pike S.E. by Old State Construction Inc., of Calhoun, Ga. The project is valued at $315,600.

The sum of all permits issued by Bradley County added up to $2.6 million.

The value of permits issued by the city of Cleveland totaled $2.9 million. Of that amount, four commercial permits valued at $1.75 million were pulled. The largest project was a LongHorn Steakhouse at 4305 Holiday Inn Express Way priced at $1.25 million. The restaurant is brand of the Darden Group in Orlando, Fla., which also owns the Olive Garden.

Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland said officials with Santa Fe Cattle Co. were in town during the opening of Carmike Cinemas at Bradley Square Mall to discuss a new restaurant at Bradley Square Mall in early to mid-2013. Final details are not set and no official announcement has been made. Another steakhouse is planned to open sometime in 2013.

Other commercial projects include a buildout for a HoneyBaked Ham store at 4454 Frontage Road N.W. in Cleveland Towne Center. That project was valued at $278,000. The builder of a Publix Super Market pulled a permit to build a retaining wall valued at $69,000. A fourth commercial permit was for a shell at 170 Mouse Creek Road N.W. where a First Tennessee Bank branch was located.

The city issued eight building additions/alterations valued at $390,001 and four under the residential category for $760,000. In the utility and miscellaneous category, R&R Communications drew a $90,000 permit to alter a cell tower at 760 Railroad Street.

In the residential category, Bert Osment applied for a permit to build a single-family house on Brad Street N.W. valued at $120,000. Other homes included a $120,000 residence on Abby Glen Drive N.E. under construction by Kenny Crowe. In addition, Charlie Lay, Lay Construction, is building two three-unit apartment complexes in the 480 and 530 blocks of 13th Street N.E.

Bradley County approved 22 new home permits, including two storm-damaged homes, five mobile homes and two campers. The four largest single-family homes ranged in value from $200,000 to $320,000.

The November numbers represented a drop from $8.2 million registered in the city in October.

The city issued permits valued at $8.295 million in the 10th month. By comparison, Bradley County issued $3.44 million worth of new construction during the 10th month of the year.