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Featured: Edinburg City Councilmember Richard Molina, addressing constituents at the Edinburg City Auditorium on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, also serves on Edinburg’s Planning and Zoning Commission, which reviews and make recommendations to the City Council on rezoning, special use permits, and subdivisions.
Photograph By MARK MONTE MAYOR

Residential subdivisions in Edinburg are experiencing significant growth in 2015, with the construction of 257 new homes leading the way from January through September of this year. In all, construction and related building activities in Edinburg from January through September 2015 total more than $100 million, with building permits for those 257 new single-family residences valued at more than $37.1 million leading the way, the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation has announced. The EEDC, of which Agustín García, Jr. is Executive Director, is the jobs-creation arm of the Edinburg Mayor and Edinburg City Council. The EEDC Board of Directors is comprised of Mark Iglesias as President, Harvey Rodríguez as Vice President, Ellie M. Torres as Secretary/Treasurer, and Mayor Richard García and Richard Ruppert as Members. Richard García and Agustín García, Jr. are not related. From January through September 2015, building permits valued at $100,045,966 were issued by the city, compared with $103,901,996 for the same period in 2014. For the month of September 2015, building permits valued at $14,230,592 were issued, compared with building permits valued at $9,863,971 for September 2014. The top categories in Edinburg from January through September 2015 were: $37,102,917 – Single-Family Residences New Construction; $23,765.605 – Non-Taxable New/Alterations (government, religious, but not including the value of construction activities at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley or its School of Medicine); $15,875,178 – Commercial New Construction; $13,227,202 – Commercial Alterations; $5,365,356 – Multi-Family Residences New Construction; and $4,709,708 – Residential Alterations. A building permit includes the estimated value of the work, but does not include the costs of the lot, equipment and furnishings. In general, a building permit is legal permission given by the City of Edinburg to erect, construct, renovate, maintain, or conduct any other specified activity on any building or structure, or on any installations or facilities therein. The term “building permit” includes but is not limited to building permits, electrical permits, mechanical permits, and plumbing permits.

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Total construction in Edinburg from January through September 2015 breaks $100 million mark, with 257 new homes leading the way

By DAVID A. DÍAZ
Legislativemedia@aol.com

Construction and related building activities in Edinburg from January through September 2015 totaled more than $100 million, with building permits for 257 new homes valued at more than $37.1 million leading the way, the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation has announced.

The EEDC, of which Agustín García, Jr. is Executive Director, is the jobs-creation arm of the Edinburg Mayor and Edinburg City Council.

The EEDC Board of Directors is comprised of Mark Iglesias as President, Harvey Rodríguez as Vice President, Ellie M. Torres as Secretary/Treasurer, and Mayor Richard García and Richard Ruppert as Members.

Richard García and Agustín García, Jr. are not related.

A building permit includes the estimated value of the work, but does not include the costs of the lot, equipment and furnishings.

In general, a building permit is legal permission given by the City of Edinburg to erect, construct, renovate, maintain, or conduct any other specified activity on any building or structure, or on any installations or facilities therein. The term “building permit” includes but is not limited to building permits, electrical permits, mechanical permits, and plumbing permits.

NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES TO LEAD ALL EDINBURG CATEGORIES

From January through September 2015, building permits valued at $100,045,966 were issued by the city, compared with $103,901,996 for the same period in 2014.

For the month of September 2015, building permits valued at $14,230,592 were issued, compared with building permits valued at $9,863,971 for September 2014.

The top categories in Edinburg from January through September 2015 were:

$37,102,917 – Single-Family Residences New Construction;
$23,765.605 – Non-Taxable New/Alterations (government, religious, but not including the value of construction activities at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley or its School of Medicine);
$15,875,178 – Commercial New Construction;
$13,227,202 – Commercial Alterations;
$5,365,356 – Multi-Family Residences New Construction; and
$4,709,708 – Residential Alterations.

The top categories in Edinburg for September 2015 were:

$5,880,995 – Single-Family Residences New Construction;
$3,241,450 – Commercial New Construction;
$2,774,067 – Commercial Alterations;
$1,666,700 – Non-Taxable New/Alterations (government, religious, but not including UT-RGV or its School of Medicine).
$336,000 – Multi-Family Residences New Construction; and
$331,380 – Residential Alterations.

Also according to the city’s Code Enforcement Department, 257 single-family residences have been approved for construction from January through September 2015, compared with 223 single-family residences during the same nine-month period in 2014.

For the month of September 2015, building permits were issued for 34 single-family residences, compared with 24 single-family residences in September 2014.

Multi-family residences – which range from two-unit duplexes to complexes of five or more units, totaled 71 units approved for construction from January to September 2015, compared with 200 units for the same period in 2014.

Those units were part of 36 buildings approved for construction during the first nine months of 2015 compared with 49 building issued permits from January through September 2014.

Of those buildings, 29 were two-unit duplexes and seven were three-to-four unit residences authorized for construction from January through September 2015. During the same period in 2014, building permits were issues for the construction of 40 two-unit duplexes, three were three-to-four unit residences, and six were multi-family complexes with five or more units.

SEPTEMBER 2015 CITY BUILDING PERMITS, $100,000 AND HIGHER

Single-Family Residences New Construction

For September 2015, there were 34 single-family residences which were issued building permits by the city.

The building permits, which do not include the price of the lot, ranged from $24,000 to $450,000, and represented a total value of $5,880,995.00.

Of the 34 single-family residences for which building permits were issued, 27 of them were for construction each valued at $100,000 or higher.

The $100,000+ building permits follow by value of the construction, name of the owner(s,), address, and subdivision. The permits do not include the value of the lot.

$ 450,000 – Joseph and Laura Hovey, 3502 Monserate Dr., Spanish Oaks Subdivision;
$ 400,000 – Marco and Brianne Santos, 4020 Karen Lane, Lake James No. 2 Subdivision;
$ 400,000 – José David Garza, Jr., 2211 Fuente De Gozo St., Villa Las Fuentes Ph. 1 Subdivision;
$ 250,000 – Waldo Homes, LLC, 4917 Nevis, Summerfield Manor Subdivision;
$ 239,000 – Mayra Serna, Jose R. Ríos, 1907 Snapper Dr., White Rock Estates Amended Subdivision;
$ 225,000 – Milton Salinas, 1408 May Drive, Summerfield Manor Subdivision;
$ 220,000 – Randy Tello and Nitza Alaniz, 1821 Snapper Drive, White Rock Estates Subdivision;
$ 215,325 – McKenny Glenn, Inc., 5016 June Ct., Summerset Subdivision;
$ 205,205 – Eduardo and Belinda Reyna, 1101 July Dr., Summerfield Manor Subdivision;
$ 198,275 – Jonthan and Sara Tate, 4808 Nevis Drive, Summerfield Manor Subdivision;
$ 189,920 – Infinity Custom Construction, LLC, 4906 August Drive, Summerfield Manor Subdivision;
$ 187,385 – David and Karla Salinas, 1113 July Dr., Summerfield Manor Subdivision;
$ 180,290 – Yolanda Doria, 3602 Inez St., Olivia Estates Subdivision;
$ 179,520 – José and Adriana García, 2212 Supreme Drive, Regal Vista Subdivision;
$ 177,650 – Rocass Homes, 4815 Juno Dr., Summerfield Manor Subdivision;
$ 174,790 – Carolina Custom Homes, LLC, 1510 Granada Cir, Sevilla Grande Subdivision;
$ 165,000 – Pablo Grimaldo, 5104 Juno St., Summerset Estates Subdivision;
$ 164,395 – Infinity Custom Construction, LLC, 4910 August Dr., Summerfield Manor Subdivision;
$ 162,910 – Roy Rodríguez, 1216 Dartmouth Ave., West Meadows Unit 2 Subdivision;
$ 160,000 – Stephen Anulao, 2115 Alloy Drive, Sterling Heights Subdivision;
$ 158,400 – Hugo Rangel, 4820 Nevis Drive, Summerfield Manor Subdivision;
$ 154,825 – Lord I. González , 5011 June Ct., Summerset Subdivision;
$ 147,445 – McKenny Glenn, Inc., 1929 Majella St., Valencia I, Section II D Subdivision;
$ 139,370 – Eleazar Flores, 2201 Supreme Dr., Regal Vista Subdivision;
$ 134,035 – Óscar Cantú/Dolcan Construction, 1419 Finch Ln., Spring Valley II Subdivision;
$ 124,245 – Dolcan Construction, 803 Bunker Avenue, The Links Subdivision; and
$ 110,000 – Julio and Melissa Carranza, 3308 Prestwick St., Los Lagos Ph. IV Subdivision.

Commercial New Construction

For September 2015, three of the six new commercial construction projects were issued building permits for work valued at $100,000 or higher.

The building permits, which do not include the price of the lot, ranged from $20,000 to $2 million, and represented a total value of $3,241,450.

The building permits follow by value of the construction, name of the owner, address, and subdivision:

$ 2,000,000 – Vanguard Academy, 2215 S. Veterans Blvd., Tex Mex Survey Subdivision;
$ 897,000 – Delgar Foods, LLC, 1501 E. Monte Cristo Rd., Westview III Subdivision; and
$ 252,450 – Leonel R. Villarreal, 926 S. McColl Rd., Texas-Mexican Railway Subdivision.

Multi-Family Residences New Construction/Addition/Remodel

For September 2015, there were three multi-family residences new construction/addition/remodel projects, valued at $100,000 or higher (not including the price of the lot), which were issued a building permit by the city.

There were a total of three building permits in that category, for work with a combined value of $336,000, authorized that month.

That building permits follow by value of the construction, name of the owner, address, and subdivision:

$ 112,000 – Gilberto De Los Santos, 1501 Quitaca Drive, Paseo Del Pisano Subdivision;
$ 112,000 – Gilberto De Los Santos, 1507 Quitaca Drive, Paseo Del Pisano Subdivision; and
$ 112,000 – Gilberto De Los Santos, 1508 Quitaca Drive, Paseo Del Pisano Subdivision.

Residential Additions/Repairs

For September 2015, there were no residential additions/repairs projects, valued at $100,000 or higher, issued a building permit by the city.

However, there were 62 residential additions/repairs projects authorized for that month, ranging from $100 to $35,000, for a total value of $331,380.

Commercial Additions/Repairs

For September 2015, there were 44 commercial additions/repairs which were issue building permits by the city.

The building permits, which do not include the price of the lot, ranged from $100 to $1,650,000, and represented a total value of $2,774,067.

Of those building permits, six were for work valued at $100,000 or higher.

The building permits follow by value of the construction, name of the owner, address, and subdivision:

$1,650,000 – AGS 2812 LLC, 501 Don Hugo Dr., Rio Grande Produce Phase 1 Subdivision;
$ 200,000 – Merlin Development, 1522 W. University Dr., NCNB Subdivision;
$ 180,000 – TLC Properties, 5014 S. Hwy 281, Barrera Subdivision;
$ 150,000 – Wal-Mart Real Estates Business TR, 1724 W. University Dr., Wal Mart Subdivision;
$ 132,926 –HPT TA Properties Trust, 8301 N. Expressway 281, Santa Cruz Gardens #2 Subdivision; and
$ 129,881 – C.H. Robinson/Adobe Group, 901 W. Owassa, Tex Mex Subdivision.

Non-Taxable Additions/Repairs

For September 2015, there were six commercial additions/repairs which were issued building permits by the city.

The building permits, which do not include the price of the lot, ranged from $2,700 to $1,569,000, and represented a total value of $1,666,700.

Of those building permits, only one was for work valued at $100,000 or higher.

The building permit follows by value of the construction, name of the owner, address, and subdivision:

$ 1,569,000 – Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District, 1800 Stadium Drive, Tex Mex Survey Subdivision.

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For more information on the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation and the City of Edinburg, please log on to http://edinburgedc.com or to http://www.facebook.com/edinburgedc

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