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Featured, from left: Harvey Rodríguez, Jr., Vice-President, Board of Directors, Edinburg Economic Development Corporation; Ellie M. Torres, Secretary/Treasurer, Board of Directors, Edinburg Economic Development Corporation; and Agustín García, Jr., Executive Director, Edinburg Economic Development Corporation. This image was taken on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at Edinburg City Hall, following an EEDC Board of Directors meeting.

Photograph By MARK MONTEMAYOR

Construction and related building activities in Edinburg totaled more than $9.2 million for February 2016, bringing the total value of construction activities in the city to almost $45.5 million during the first two months of the year, the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation has announced. Combined, building permits in January and February 2016 were issued for work valued at $45,462,422, compared with $29,478,831 for the same two months in 2015.

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Construction in Edinburg approaches $45.5 million during first two months of 2016, with commercial construction, housing setting the pace

By DAVID A. DÍAZ
Legislativemedia@aol.com

Construction and related building activities in Edinburg totaled more than $9.2 million for February 2016, bringing the total value of construction activities in the city to almost $45.5 million during the first two months of the year, 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, Jr. as Vice President, Ellie M. Torres as Secretary/Treasurer, and Mayor Richard García and Richard Ruppert as Members.

Combined, building permits in January and February 2016 were issued for work valued at $45,462,422, compared with $29,478,831 for the same two months in 2015.

During February 2016, building permits for work valued at $9,250,316 were issued by the city, compared with $22,199,130 in February 2015.

In general, a building permit is legal permission given by the City of Edinburg, through the Code Enforcement Department, 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.

The top categories in Edinburg year-to-date (January and February 2o16), totaling $45,462,422, were:

$19,323,000 – Commercial New Construction;
$11,788,846 – Multi-Family Residences New Construction;
$9,976,577 – Single-Family Residences New Construction;
$2,600,500 – 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);
$1,202,845 – Commercial Alterations; and
$570,654 – Residential Alterations.

The top categories in Edinburg during February 2016, totaling $9,250,316, were:

$4,091,392 – Single-Family Residences New Construction;
$2,583,500 – 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)
$1,794,200 – Multi-Family Residences New Construction;
$430,579 – Residential Alterations;
$267,645 – Commercial Alterations; and
$83,000 – Commercial New Construction.

The top categories in Edinburg during January and February 2015, totaling $29,478,831, were:

$12,900,350 – 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);
$5,963,325 – Single-Family Residences New Construction;
$5,130,941 – Commercial Alterations;
$4,367,500 – Commercial New Construction;
$619,160– Multi-Family Residences New Construction; and
$497,555 – Residential Alterations.

Also according to the city’s Code Enforcement Department, 37 single-family residences were approved for construction in February 2016, compared with 31 single-family residences during the same month in 2015.

Year-to-date, building permits were issued for 57 single-family residences, valued at $9,976,577, compared with 51 single family residences, valued at $5,963,325, during January and February 2015.

For the month of February 2016, building permits were issued for 68 additions/remodels of single-family residences, compared with 57 in February 2015.

Year-to-date, building permits were issued for 94 additions/remodels of single-family residences, valued at $570,654, compared with 83 additions/remodels of single family residences, valued at $497,555, during January and February 2015.

Multi-family residences – which range from two-unit duplexes to complexes of five or more units – totaled 12 buildings, representing 28 units, approved for construction in February 2016, compared with 2 buildings, representing 6 units, in February 2015.

Year-to-date, building permits were issued for 30 multi-family residences, representing 204 units, valued at $11,788,846, compared with 5 multi-family residences, representing 13 units, valued at $619,160 during January and February 2015.

FEBRUARY 2016 CITY BUILDING PERMITS, $100,000 AND HIGHER

Single-Family Residences New Construction

For February 2016, there were 37 single-family residences issued building permits by the city.

The building permits, which do not include the price of the lot, ranged from $8,100 to $280,000, and represented a total value of $4,091,392.

Of the 37 single-family residences for which building permits were issued, 23 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.

$ 280,000 – Yolanda Doria, 3324 Granada St., Sevilla Grande Subdivision;
$ 260,000 – Norberto Martínez, 4803 Juno Dr., Summerfield Subdivision;
$ 214,822 – Gustavo Garza, 2227 Links Dr., Los Lagos Ph. 3 Subdivision;
$ 150,000 – Rodríguez Homes, 4909 Juno Dr., Summerfield Manor Subdivision;
$ 150,000 – Antre Homes, Inc., 2405 Gregg Dr., Regal Vista Estates Subdivision;
$ 150,000 – Rich Heritage Construction, 4906 Juno Drive, Summerfield Manor Subdivision;
$ 137,200 – McKenny Glenn, Inc., 1926 Majella, Valencia Subdivision;
$ 135,000 – RGV Grandeur Homes, 2224 Supreme Dr., Regal Vista Estates;
$ 130,200 – McKenny Glenn, Inc., 5102 June Ct., Summerset Subdivision;
$ 130,000 – Yolanda Treviño, 1102 S. 6th Ave., Sáenz Subdivision;
$ 130,000 – Go Construction, LLC, 2418 Majestic Ln., Regal Vista Estates Subdivision;
$ 130,000 – Go Construction, LLC, 2502 Gregg Dr., Regal Vista Estates Subdivision;
$ 128,400 – McKenny Glenn, Inc., 1925 Majella St., Valencia Phase 1, Sec. 2 Subdivision;
$ 125,000 – Juan Muñiz, 3505 Millwood St., Preston Greens Subdivision;
$ 120,000 – Rolando Tovar Xtreme Builders, 2214 Radiant Ln., Regal Vista Estates Subdivision;
$ 110,800 – McKenny Glenn, Inc., 1306 Maravilla Dr., Summerset Estates Subdivision;
$ 110,000 – Dream Homes By J&J Construction, 3326 Midlands Cir., Midlands Subdivision;
$ 11o,000 – Óscar Cantú Dulcan Construction, 1502 Finch Ave., Spring Valley II Subdivision;
$ 102,120 – Víctor Guzmán, 2308 Radiant Ln., Regal Vista Subdivision;
$ 100,000 – Mesquite Homes, LLC, 2303 Chance Dr., Camden Village Subdivision;
$ 100,000 – Óscar Cantú, 1507 Sparrow Ln., Spring Valley Phase 2 Subdivision;
$ 100,000 – María Elena Garza, 2516 April Ave., Granite Meadows Ph. 1 Subdivision; and
$ 100,000 – Jorge Cavazos, 922 Casa Vieja, Tierra Santa Estates Subdivision.

Commercial New Construction

For February 2016, only one new commercial construction projects was issued a building permits for work.

That building permit, which does not include the price of the lot, was valued at $83,000.

$ 83,000 – Alonzo Cantú, 1616 S. Raúl Longoria Rd., Family Recreations and Aquatics Subdivision.

Multi-Family Residences New Construction/Addition/Remodel

For February 2016, 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 $1,794,200 for that month.

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

$ 295,000 – Javier Ivan Roman, 2307 Taxco Ct., Villas Escondidas Subdivision;
$ 228,000 – Aguayo Corona LEP, 3807 S. Veterans Blvd., Kelly-Pharr Subdivision;
$ 220,000 – South Texas Wildhorse Desert Inv., 511 Pebble Creek, Mesquite Ridge Subdivision;
$ 220,000 – South Texas Wildhorse Desert Inv., 527 Pebble Creek, Mesquite Ridge Subdivision;
$ 220,000 – South Texas Wildhorse Desert Inv., 435 Pebble Creek, Mesquite Ridge Subdivision;
$ 220,000 – South Texas Wildhorse Desert Inv., 519 Pebble Creek, Mesquite Ridge Subdivision;
$ 196,200 – Julio Carranza/Carranza Dev., 2112 Taxco Ct., Villas Escondidas Subdivision; and
$ 195,000 – Joanna Smith, 2207 Taxco Ct., Villas Escondidas Subdivision.

Residential Additions/Repairs

For February 2016, there were no residential additions/repairs project, valued at $100,000 or higher, issued a building permit by the city.

However, there were 68 residential additions/repairs projects authorized for that month, ranging from $150 to $50,000, for a total value of $430,579.

Commercial Additions/Repairs

For February 2016, there were 27 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 $15 to $200,000, and represented a total value of $267,645.

Only one of these projects was valued at more than $100,000:

$ 200,000 – Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, 5501 N. McColl Rd., Doctors Center Subdivision.

Non-Taxable Additions/Repairs

For February 2016, there were seven non-taxable additions/repairs which were issued building permits by the city.

Of those seven projects, three were each valued at $100,000 or more:

$1,500,000 – Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 215 N. 16th Avenue, Edinburg Original Townsite Subdivision;
$ 475,000 – Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District, 2600 E. Wisconsin, John Closner Subdivision; and
$ 425,000 – Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District Maintenance Building, 1305 E. Schunior, Tex-Mex Subdivision.

The seven building permits, which do not include the price of the lot, represented a total value of $2,583,500.

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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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