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Construction in Edinburg from January through October 2015 approaches $115 million, ahead of last year’s 10-month pace of $109 million, reports Edinburg Economic Development Corporation

Featured: Representing Santa Cruz Properties, located at 2812 North Closner, during its ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, October 22, 2015, are, from left: Anna L. Villarreal, Accounting; Lily Almazán, Sales; Carroll Ruppert, wife of Richard “Dick” Ruppert, Founder/Chief Executive Officer; Krys R. Weyand, Chief Financial Officer and daughter of Richard “Dick” Ruppert; Richard “Dick” Ruppert, Founder/Chief Executive Officer; Cathy R. Helgeson, Collections and daughter of Richard “Dick” Ruppert; Ana Vandever, Loan Officer; Frances Garza, Quality Control Officer; and Irma Moreno, Account Manager. Not pictured is Kyle D. Ruppert, Chief Operations Officer and son of Richard “Dick” Ruppert. Richard “Dick” Ruppert is a member of the Board of Directors of the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation.
Photograph COURTESY ANA VANDEVER

Construction and related building activities in Edinburg through the first 10 months of 2015 reached almost $115 million, with building permits for work valued at more than $14.6 million being issued for the month of November, the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation has announced. Both of those 2015 figures are ahead of the pace for the same periods last year, when total construction activities from January through October 2014 came in at almost $109.1 million, and more than $5.1 million for October 2014. The value of construction of new homes for the first 10 months of 2015 leads all year-to-date categories, amounting to almost $40 million, compared with almost $30 million from January through October 2014. Two major entities – Bert Ogden Motors and Doctors Hospital at Renaissance – were issued building permits for the most valuable construction projects for October 2015, according to the city’s Code Enforcement Department, according to the EEDC. Bert Ogden Motors is building a facility, located at 4004 S. I-69 Central, valued at $5.6 million, while Doctors Hospital at Renaissances received two separate building permits, valued at $3.8 million and $200,000, for commercial additions/repairs, both at 5501 S. McColl Road. Edinburg MOB Properties LLC also was issued a building permit for commercial additions/repairs, valued at $250,000, for a facility located at 4302 S. Sugar Rd. Ste. 206. In addition, MG Kamel Properties, LTC received a building permit for new commercial construction, valued at $200,000, for a structure at 4351 S. McColl Road. 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.

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Construction in Edinburg from January through October 2015 approaches $115 million, ahead of last year’s 10-month pace of $109 million, reports Edinburg Economic Development Corporation

By DAVID A. DÍAZ
Legislativemedia@aol.com

Construction and related building activities in Edinburg through the first 10 months of 2015 reached almost $115 million, with building permits for work valued at more than $14.6 million being issued for the month of November, the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation has announced.

Both of those 2015 figures are ahead of the pace for the same periods last year, when total construction activities from January through October 2014 came in at almost $109.1 million, and more than $5.1 million for October 2014.

The value of construction of new homes for the first 10 months of 2015 leads all year-to-date categories, amounting to almost $40 million, compared with almost $30 million from January through October 2014.

Two major entities – Bert Ogden Motors and Doctors Hospital at Renaissance – were issued building permits for the most valuable construction projects for October 2015, according to the city’s Code Enforcement Department, according to the EEDC.

Bert Ogden Motors is building a facility, located at 5005 S. I-69 Central, valued at $5.6 million, while Doctors Hospital at Renaissances received two separate building permits, valued at $3.8 million and $200,000, for commercial additions/repairs, both at 5501 S. McColl Road.

Edinburg MOB Properties LLC also was issued a building permit for commercial additions/repairs, valued at $250,000, for a facility located at 4302 S. Sugar Rd. Ste. 206.

In addition, MG Kamel Properties, LTC received a building permit for new commercial construction, valued at $200,000, for a structure at 4351 S. McColl Road.

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 October 2015, building permits for work valued at $114,664,341 were issued by the city, compared with $109,087,765 for the same period in 2014.

For the month of October 2015, building permits for work valued at $14,618,375 were issued, compared with building permits for work valued at $5,185,769 for October 2014.

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

$39,781,574 – Single-Family Residences New Construction;
$23,902,805 – 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);
$21,700,178 – Commercial New Construction;
$17,963,359 – Commercial Alterations;
$5,965,356 – Multi-Family Residences New Construction; and
$5,351,069 – Residential Alterations.

The top categories in Edinburg for October 2015 were:

$5,825,000 – Commercial New Construction;
$4,736,157 – Commercial Alterations;
$2,678,657 – Single-Family Residences New Construction;
$641,361 – Residential Alterations;
$600,000 – Multi-Family Residences New Construction; and
$137,200 – 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).

Also according to the city’s Code Enforcement Department, 278 single-family residences have been approved for construction from January through October 2015, compared with 245 single-family residences during the same 10-month period in 2014.

For the month of October 2015, building permits were issued for 21 single-family residences, compared with 22 single-family residences in October 2014.

Multi-family residences – which range from two-unit duplexes to complexes of five or more units, totaled 83 units approved for construction from January to October 2015, compared with 200 units for the same period in 2014.

Those units were part of 42 buildings approved for construction during the first 10 months of 2015 compared with 49 buildings issued permits from January through October 2014.

Of those buildings, 35 were two-unit duplexes and seven were three-to-four unit residences authorized for construction from January through October 2015. During the same period in 2014, building permits were issued 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.

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

Single-Family Residences New Construction

For October 2015, there were 21 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 $64,800 to $263,760, and represented a total value of $2,678,657.

Of the 21 single-family residences for which building permits were issued, 12 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.

$ 263,760 – DH Construction, Inc., 1203 July Dr., Summerfield Manor Subdivision;
$ 190,000 – Óscar Cantú/Dolcan Construction, 1504 Sparrow Ln., Spring Valley Ph. II Subdivision;
$ 187,000 – Daniel Salinas, 5213 Calle Escantada St., Tierra Divina Ph. I Subdivision;
$ 175,000 – Liu Zhong Qiang, 4902 August Drive, Summerfield Manor Subdivision;
$ 170,000 – Joe David García, 4814 June Dr., Summerfield Manor Subdivision;
$ 151,030 – Guzmán Construction LLC, 2008 Ascot Dr., Windsor Place at The Lakes Ph. 1 Subdivision;
$ 147,618 – Noé Soliz, 1515 Armagoza Dr., Paisano Point Subdivision;
$ 137,510 – Villanueva Construction, 5207 En Sueño St., Tierra Divina Subdivision;
$ 134,200 – Yolanda Amesqua, 1813 Chandler Cir., The Village at Los Lagos Subdivision;
$ 120,000 – Roel Flores, 2319 W. Mile 17 1/2 Rd., R. Flores Subdivision;
$ 110,000 – Óscar Cantú Dolcan Construction, 1415 Finch Ln., Spring Valley Phase II; and
$ 109,000 – Daniel Garza, 2406 Marvelous Ct., Regal Vista Subdivision.

Commercial New Construction

For October 2015, two new commercial construction projects, including the Bert Ogden Motors facility, were issued building permits for work, and both structures were valued at $100,000 or higher.

The building permits, which do not include the price of the lot, represented a total value of $5,825,000.

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

$ 5,600,000 – Bert Ogden Motors 5005 S. I-69, Kelly-Pharr Subdivision; and
$ 225,000 – MG Kamel Properties, LTD, 4351 S. McColl Road, Steele Pershing Subvision.

Multi-Family Residences New Construction/Addition/Remodel

For October 2015, there were two multi-family residences new construction/addition/remodel projects, both 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 two building permits in that category, for work with a combined value of $600,000, authorized that month.

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

$ 350,000 – Victoriano and Bertha Guerra, 2320 N. Sugar Rd., Sugarland Apartments Subdivision; and
$ 250,000 – Mr. and Mrs. Mario Barrios, 1402 Carmen Ave., Martínez 12 Subdivision.

Residential Additions/Repairs

For October 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 $125 to $93,000, for a total value of $641,361.

Commercial Additions/Repairs

For October 2015, there were 33 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 $369 to $3,800,000, and represented a total value of $4,736,157.

Of those building permits, four 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:

$3,800,000 – Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, 5501 S. McColl Rd., Doctor’s Center Subdivision;
$ 250,000 – Edinburg MOB Properties, LLC, 4302 S. Sugar Rd. Ste 206, Trenton Street Subdivision;
$ 200,000 – Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, 5501 S. McColl Rd., Doctor’s Center Subdivision; and
$ 100,000 – Dr. Orfanos/Orfanos Pediatric, 2703 W. Trenton Rd.

Non-Taxable Additions/Repairs

For October 2015, there were five non-taxable additions/repairs which were issued building permits by the city.

The building permits, which do not include the price of the lot, ranged from $800 to $60,000, and represented a total value of $137,200.

Of those building permits, none was for work valued at $100,000 or higher.

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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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