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Featured: Edinburg Mayor Richard García addresses the community on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance as he prepares to welcome Gov. Greg Abbott to the city, which was part of a legislative tour organized by the Rio Grande Valley Partnership. A year later, Edinburg’s economy continued its strong performances, including reaching $139.5 million in total construction activities in 2015.

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Construction and related building activities in Edinburg totaled more than $139.5 million in value in 2015, almost $20 million ahead of the figure reached in 2014, the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation has announced. For the month of December 2015, all construction activities totaled more than $11.7 million, also ahead of the pace for the same month in 2014, which came in at almost $7.4 million. The value of construction of new homes during 2015 led all year-to-date categories, amounting to almost $48 million, compared with more than $35.7 million during 2014. 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. The most valuable construction project to receive a building permit in December 2015 was a facility, classified as Multi-Family Residences New Construction/Addition/Remodel, valued at $5 million. The facility, whose owner is Edgeware LLC, will be located at 615 South Sugar Rd., Phase II Subdivision. Four single-family residences rounded out the top five most valuable projects issued building permits in December: $ 371,000 – Reynold and Angelien Martínez, 4804 Oxford St., Bentley Estates Subdivision; $ 280,000 – Pin Point Investments LLC, 2522 Terranova Cir., Emerald Pointe Subdivision; $ 260,000 – Pin Point Investments LLC, 2510 Terranova Cir., Emerald Point Ph. 2 Subdivision; and $ 250,000 – Jesús González Clemente, 4806 June Dr., Summerfield Manor Subdivision. Three hundred forty new homes, valued at almost $48 million, led all construction activities in 2015. The top categories in Edinburg during 2015 were: $47,969,918– Single-Family Residences New Construction; $27,756,178 – Commercial New Construction; $24,519,797 – 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); $18,761,863 – Commercial Alterations; $14,314,122 – Multi-Family Residences New Construction; and $6,237,533 – 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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Construction activities in Edinburg for 2015, not counting the value of any work at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, reaches $139.5 million

By DAVID A. DÍAZ
Legislativemedia@aol.com

Construction and related building activities in Edinburg totaled more than $139.5 million in value in 2015, almost $20 million ahead of the figure reached in 2014, the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation has announced.

For the month of December 2015, all construction activities totaled more than $11.7 million, also ahead of the pace for the same month in 2014, which came in at almost $7.4 million.

The value of construction of new homes during 2015 led all year-to-date categories, amounting to almost $48 million, compared with more than $35.7 million during 2014.

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.

The most valuable construction project to receive a building permit in December 2015 was a facility, classified as Multi-Family Residences New Construction/Addition/Remodel, valued at $5 million. The facility, whose owner is Edgeware LLC, will be located at 615 South Sugar Rd., Phase II Subdivision.

Four single-family residences rounded out the top five most valuable projects issued building permits in December:

$ 371,000 – Reynold and Angelien Martínez, 4804 Oxford St., Bentley Estates Subdivision;
$ 280,000 – Pin Point Investments LLC, 2522 Terranova Cir., Emerald Pointe Subdivision;
$ 260,000 – Pin Point Investments LLC, 2510 Terranova Cir., Emerald Point Ph. 2 Subdivision; and
$ 250,000 – Jesús González Clemente, 4806 June Dr., Summerfield Manor Subdivision;

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.

340 NEW HOMES, VALUED AT ALMOST $48 MILLION, LED ALL EDINBURG CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES IN 2015

During 2015, building permits for work valued at $139,559,411 were issued by the city, compared with $120,522,212 during 2014.

For the month of December 2015, building permits for work valued at $11,736,928 were issued, compared with building permits for work valued at $7,371,422 for December 2014.

The top categories in Edinburg during 2015 were:

$47,969,918– Single-Family Residences New Construction;
$27,756,178 – Commercial New Construction;
$24,519,797 – 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);
$18,761,863 – Commercial Alterations;
$14,314,122 – Multi-Family Residences New Construction; and
$6,237,533 – Residential Alterations.

The top categories in Edinburg for December 2015 were:

$6,o5o,000 – Multi-Family Residences New Construction;
$4,317,674 – Single-Family Residences New Construction;
$494,863 – Residential Alterations;
$325,000 – Commercial New Construction;
$289,299 – Commercial Alterations; and
$260,092 – 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, 340 single-family residences were approved for construction in 2015, compared with 288 single-family residences in 2014.

For the month of December 2015, building permits were issued for 33 single-family residences, compared with 32 single-family residences in December 2014.

Also, during 2015, building permits were issued for 627 additions/remodels of single-family residences, compared with 639 in 2014.

For the month of December 2015, 43 single-family residences received permits for additions/remodels, compared with 42 during December 2014.

Multi-family residences – which range from two-unit duplexes to complexes of five or more units, totaled 197 units approved for construction in 2015, compared with 222 units in 2014.

Those units were part of 63 buildings approved for construction in 2015 compared with 56 buildings issued permits in 2014.

Of those buildings, 47 were two-unit duplexes, nine were three-to-four unit residences, and seven were residences with five or more units authorized for construction in 2015. In 2014, building permits were issued for the construction of 44 two-unit duplexes, six were three-to-four unit residences, and seven were multi-family complexes with five or more units.

DECEMBER 2015 CITY BUILDING PERMITS, $100,000 AND HIGHER
Single-Family Residences New Construction

For December 2015, there were 33 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 $35,000 to $371,000, and represented a total value of $4,317,674.

Of the 33 single-family residences for which building permits were issued, 21 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.

$ 371,000 – Reynold and Angelien Martínez, 4804 Oxford St., Bentley Estates Subdivision;
$ 280,000 – Pin Point Investments LLC, 2522 Terranova Cir., Emerald Pointe Subdivision;
$ 260,000 – Pin Point Investments LLC, 2510 Terranova Cir., Emerald Pointe Ph. 2 Subdivision;
$ 250,000 – Jesús González Clemente, 4806 June Dr., Summerfield Manor Subdivision;
$ $217,000 – Verónica Reséndez, 1411 July Dr., Summerfield Manor Subdivision;
$ 175,000 – Orlando/Mayra Rodríguez/Ibarra, 3306 Monroe Avenue, Madison Park Subdivision, Ph. 2;
$ 170,000 – Noé Edward Cantú, Jr., 4913 Nevis, Summerfield Mamor Subdivision;
$ 150,000 – Erasmo Rodríguez/Rodríguez Homes, 4905 Juno, Summerfield Manor Subdivision;
$ 150,000 – Nutx Incorporated, 2130 Evaristo Ln., Greenleaf Estates Subdivision;
$ 150,000 – Arnold Del Toro, 4816 Gisselle St., Wisteria Heights Subdivision;
$ 132,900 – Miguel and Rosario Treviño, 3501 Danubio Dr., Hacienda Las Fuentes Subdivision;
$ 130,000 – DH Construction Inc., 1208 Maravilla Dr., Summerset Estates Subdivision;
$ 130,000 – Sylvia Patricia Nerio García, 5320 Shalom Dr., Tierra Santa Estates Subdivision;
$ 119,970 – Carranza Development, 2507 Gregg Dr., Regal Vista Subdivision;
$ 113,000 – Nadia Peña, 2514 Terranova Cir., Emerald Point Ph. II Subdivision;
$ 110,000 – Óscar Cantú/Dolcan Construction, 1505 Finch Ln., Spring Valley Ph. 2 Subdivision;
$ 110,000 – Óscar Cantú/Dolcan Construction, 1508 Sparrow Ln., Spring Valley Ph. 2 Subdivision;
$ 108,100 – Guzmán Construction LLC, 2410 Majestic Ln., Regal Vista Subdivision;
$ 100,440 – Guzmán Construction LLC, 2414 Majestic Ln., Regal Vista Subdivision;
$ 100,280 – McKenny Glenn Inc., 3916 Revilla, Valencia Phase 1, Section II Subdivision;
$ 100,000 – Key West Construction LLC, 2428 Tin Ave., Sterling Heights Subdivision; and
$ 100,000 – Key West Construction LLC, 2314 Supreme Drive, Regal Vista Estates Subdivision.

Commercial New Construction

For December 2015, four new commercial construction projects were issued building permits for work, with two of those structures each valued at $100,000 or higher.

The four building permits, which do not include the price of the lot, represented a total value of $325,000.

The building permits for the two most valuable projects follow by value of the construction, name of the owner, address, and subdivision:

$ 125,000 –Welch & Welch Investments LLC, 906 Big Horn Dr., Horn Business Park Subdivision; and
$ 105,000 – MG Kamel Properties LTD, 4201 S. McColl Rd., Steel Pershing Subdivision.

Multi-Family Residences New Construction/Addition/Remodel

For December 2015, building permits were issued for eight multi-family residences new construction/addition/remodel projects, and each of those projects were valued at $100,000 or higher (not including the price of the lot).

Work on those new facilities represented a combined value of $6,050,000 for that month.

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

$ 5,000,000 – Edgeware LLC, 615 South Sugar Rd., Phase II Subdivision;
$ 200,000 – Chapa Group, 2224 Mojave St., The Sands Subdivision;
$ 150,000 – Juan Vallejo, 3606 Sarah Evans St., Jardín Del Valle Apart. Ph. 2 Subdivision;
$ 140,000 – Acero Construction, 3201 Bellas Hadas, Tulipan Villas Subdivision;
$ 140,000 – Acero Construction, 3205 Bellas Hadas, Tulipan Villas Subdivision;
$ 140,000 – Acero Construction, 3209 Bellas Hadas, Tulipan Villas Subdivision;
$ 140,000 – Acero Construction, 3212 Bellas Hadas, Tulipan Villas Subdivision; and
$ 140,000 – Acero Construction, 3216 Bellas Hadas, Tulipan Villas Subdivision

Residential Additions/Repairs

For December 2015, there was one residential additions/repairs project, valued at $100,000 or higher, issued a building permit by the city.

However, there were 43 residential additions/repairs projects authorized for that month, ranging from $400 to $115,000, for a total value of $494,863.

Commercial Additions/Repairs

For December 2015, there were 27 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 $500 to $70,000, and represented a total value of $288,299.

Non-Taxable Additions/Repairs

For December 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 $5,000 to $199,500, and represented a total value of $260,292.

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

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

$ 199,500 – Edinburg Independent Consolidated Independent School District, 1305 E. Schunior, Tex-Mex 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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