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Featured, from left: Mayor Richard García, Councilmember Homer Jasso, Jr., and Hidalgo County Commissioner Precinct 4 Joseph Palacios on Monday, December 12, 2016 during a joint city council/county commissioners work session, held at Edinburg City Hall, on the proposed $150 million Hidalgo County Courthouse.

Photograph By MARK MONTEMAYOR

With one month to go in 2016, construction activities in Edinburg just barely missed the $200 million mark for the year, compared with almost $128 million during the first 11 months of last year, the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation has announced. Those totals do not include the value of any building-related activities at The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley and the UTRGV School of Medicine in Edinburg because the state government, not the city, oversees all construction at the Edinburg campus. New single-family homes and multi-family residences (duplexes to apartments) continue to lead the way from January through November 2016, having been issued building permits for a combined total of $119,303,812 in the value of their construction. That figure is more than double the $51,916,366 combined value of single-family homes and multi-family residences approved for construction during the same period last year. Year-to-date (January through November 2016), building permits were issued for 437 single-family residences, valued at $56,586,297 compared with 307 single family residences, valued at $43,652,244 from January through November 2015. Year-to-date (January through November 2016), building permits were issued for 255 multi-family residences, representing 980 units, valued at $63,717,415, compared with 42 multi-family residences, representing 83 units, valued at $8,264,122, from January through November 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 Edinburg EDC, whose Executive Director is Agustín García, Jr., is the jobs-creation arm of the Edinburg Mayor and Edinburg City Council. The Edinburg EDC Board of Directors is comprised of Mayor Richard García as President, Harvey Rodríguez, Jr. as Vice President, Elías Longoria, Jr., as Secretary/Treasurer, and Richard Ruppert and Dr. Peter Dabrowski as Members.

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Total construction in Edinburg passes $199 million from January through November 2016

By DAVIA. DÍAZ
Legislativemedia@aol.com

With one month to go in 2016, construction activities in Edinburg just barely missed the $200 million mark for the year, compared with almost $128 million during the first 11 months of last year, the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation has announced.

Those totals do not include the value of any building-related activities at The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley and the UTRGV School of Medicine in Edinburg because the state government, not the city, oversees all construction at the Edinburg campus.

New single-family homes and multi-family residences (duplexes to apartments) continue to lead the way from January through November 2016, having been issued building permits for a combined total of $119,303,812 in the value of their construction. That figure is more than double the $51,916,366 combined value of single-family homes and multi-family residences approved for construction during the same period last year.

Year-to-date (January through November 2016), building permits were issued for 437 single-family residences, valued at $56,586,397 compared with 307 single family residences, valued at $43,652,244 from January through November 2015.

Year-to-date (January through November 2016), building permits were issued for 255 multi-family residences, representing 980 units, valued at $63,717,415, compared with 42 multi-family residences, representing 83 units, valued at $8,264,122, from January through November 2015.

Also according to the city’s Code Enforcement Department, 34 single-family residences, valued at $4,184,369 were approved for construction in November 2016, compared with 29 single-family residences, valued at $3,870,670, during the same month in 2015.

Combined, building permits from January through November 2016 were issued for work valued at $199,651,524 compared with $127,822,483 for the same 11 months in 2015.

During November 2016, building permits for work valued at $10,925,987 were issued by the city, compared with $13,158,142 in November 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 Edinburg EDC, whose Executive Director is Agustín García, Jr., is the jobs-creation arm of the Edinburg Mayor and Edinburg City Council.

The Edinburg EDC Board of Directors is comprised of Mayor Richard García as President, Harvey Rodríguez, Jr. as Vice President, Elías Longoria, Jr., as Secretary/Treasurer, and Richard Ruppert and Dr. Peter Dabrowski as Members.

The top construction projects in Edinburg for November 2016, not including the value of the land, are:

$2,000,000 – Ayusa Marketing Company, Inc., 1601 Trenton Rd., Concord Plaza Subdivision;
$800,000 – Gabriel Davila, 2604 E. Richardson, Mesquite Village Subdivision; and
$460,000 – Rodeo Dental, 1560 E. Canton Rd., Ste. G, Walmart Supercenter Subdivision.

The top categories in Edinburg year-to-date (January through November 2016), totaling $199,651,524, were:

$63,717,415– Multi-Family Residences New Construction;
$56,586,397 – Single-Family Residences New Construction;
$37,519,255 – Commercial New Construction;
$29,714,62o – Commercial Alterations;
$5,998,011 – Non-Taxable Alterations (government, religious, but not including the value of construction activities at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley or its School of Medicine);
$5,087,426 – Residential Alterations; and
$1,028,400 – Non-Taxable New (government, religious, but not including the value of construction activities at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley or its School of Medicine.)

The top categories in Edinburg during November 2016, totaling $10,925,987, were:

$4,184,369 – Single-Family Residences New Construction;
$2,795,000 – Commercial New Construction;
$1,510,000 – Multi-Family Residences New Construction;
$1,280,667 – Commercial Alterations;
$750,000 – Non-Taxable Alterations (government, religious, but not including the value of construction activities at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley or its School of Medicine);
$405,951 – Residential Alterations; and
$0 – Non-Taxable New (government, religious, but not including the value of construction activities at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley or its School of Medicine).

The top categories in Edinburg from January through November 2015, totaling $127,882,483, were:

$43,652,244 – Single-Family Residences New Construction;
$27,431,178 – Commercial New Construction;
$24,259,705 – Non-Taxable Alterations (government, religious, but not including the value of construction activities at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley or its School of Medicine);
$18,472,564 – Commercial Alterations;
$8,264,122 – Multi-Family Residences New Construction;
$5,742,670– Residential Alterations; and
$0 – Non-Taxable New (government, religious, but not including the value of construction activities at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley or its School of Medicine).

The top categories in Edinburg during November 2015, totaling $13,158,142, were:

$5,731,000 – Commercial New Construction;
$3,870,670 – Single-Family Residences New Construction;
$2,298,766 – Multi-Family Residences New Construction;
$509,205 – Commercial Alterations;
$391,601 – Residential Alterations;
$356,900 – Non-Taxable Alterations (government, religious, but not including the value of construction activities at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley or its School of Medicine); and
$0 – Non-Taxable New (government, religious, but not including the value of construction activities at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley or its School of Medicine).

For the month of November 2016, building permits were issued for 45 additions/remodels of single-family residences, valued at $405,951, compared with 56 additions/remodels of single-family residences, valued at $391,601, in November 2015.

Year-to-date (January through November 2016), building permits were issued for 637 additions/remodels of single-family residences, valued at $5,087,426, compared with 584 additions/remodels of single-family residences, valued at $5,742,670, from January through November 2015.

Multi-family residences – which range from two-unit duplexes to complexes of five or more units – totaled 18 buildings, representing 36 units, valued at $1,510,000, were approved for construction in November 2016. There were two multi-family projects, valued at $2,298,776, issued building permit renewals in November 2015.

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

Single-Family Residences New Construction

For November 2016, there were 34 single-family residences issued building permits by the city.

The building permits, which do not include the price of the lot, ranged from $30,000 to $260,000, and represented a total value of $4,184,369.

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.

$260,000 – Rich Heritage Construction, 2501 Vancouver Ave., Jackson Heights Subdivision;
$200,000 – Eagle Homes, 3222 Salvador Ave., West Meadows Unit 2 Subdivision;
$191,000 – Homer Martínez, Jr., 2308 Colvin Ave., Jackson Heights Subdivision;
$190,000 – Yadira Galván, 2402 Trinity Ln., Fairhaven Legacy Ph. 1 Subdivision;
$180,000 – Bri Construction, 2403 Vancouver Ave., Jackson Heights Subdivision;
$175,000 – Nutx Incorporated, 2401 Flipper Dr., Greenleaf Estates Subdivision;
$165,000 – Jorge Escobedo, 1113 Shalom Dr., Shalom #2 Subdivision;
$150,000 – Brenda Cantú, 2513 Drakensburg Ave., Jackson Heights Subdivision;
$150,000 – Juan M. Rivas, 2508 Vancouver Ave., Jackson Heights Subdivision;
$150,000 – Key West Construction, LLC, 2404 Holland Ave., Jackson Heights Subdivision;
$143,000 – Noli and Ruena Bodoraya, 2715 Piquin St., Pepper Ridge Subdivision;
$140,000 – José Gómez, 3111 Manchester Dr., Camden Village Subdivision;
$132,000 – Arqcarpa Design and Construction, 2306 Elbrus Ave., Jackson Heights Subdivision;
$130,000 – Newmark Custom Homes, LLC, 2511 Penrose, Jackson Heights Subdivision;
$125,000 – Newmark Custom Homes, LLC, 2506 Holland, Jackson Heights Subdivision;
$120,000 – Yesenia Flores, 3127 Francis Ln., Santa Cruz Estates Ph. 2 Subdivision;
$120,000 – Salomón Rivera, 3117 London Dr., Camden Village Subdivision;
$111,840 – Jamie Hernández , 2713 Montegue, Los Lagos Ph. 4 Subdivision;
$110,000 – Maverick Valley Builders, LLC, 3328 Midlands Circle, The Midlands Subdivision;
$110,000 – Óscar Cantú Dolcan Construction, 1403 Finch Ln., Spring Valley, Ph. 2 Subdivision;
$110,000 – Óscar Cantú Dolcan Construction, 2011 Teal, Spring Valley Ph. 2 Subdivision;
$110,000 – Óscar Cantú Dolcan Construction, 1905 Teal, Spring Valley Ph. 2 Subdivision;
$103,000 – Juan Muñiz J Muñiz Construction, 3219 Waiter Oak Dr., Oakland Village, Ph. 1 Subdivision;
$100,000 – Verónica Cepeda, 3530 Aquamarine Ln., Granite Meadows Ph. 2 Subdivision;
$100,000 – Fred Palacios, 3018 Edison Ave., Northridge Subdivision;
$100,000 – LC & M LLC, 3115 Manchester Dr., Camden Village Subdivision; and
$100,000 – Newmark Custom Homes, LLC, 2709 Seton St., Los Lagos Ph. 4 Subdivision.

Commercial New Construction

For November 2016, six permits were issued for new construction of commercial facilities, for a value totaling $2,795,000.

Four of those projects were valued at $100,000 or higher.

The $100,000+ building permit follows by value of the construction, name of the owners, address, and subdivision. The permit does not include the value of the lot.

$2,000,000 – Ayusa Marketing Company, Inc., 1601 Trenton Rd., Concord Plaza Subdivision;
$460,000 – Rodeo Dental, 1560 E. Canton Rd., Ste. G, Walmart Supercenter Subdivision;
$120,000 – Texas National Bank, 4120 Crosspoint Blvd., Crosspoint Business Center; and
$100,000 – Edgar Carranza CJE Construction, 4119 Crosspoint Business Center.

Multi-Family Residences New Construction

For November 2016, building permits were issued for 10 multi-family residences new construction/addition/remodel, with nine of those projects valued at $100,000 or higher (not including the price of the lot).

Work on those new facilities represented a combined value of $1,510,000 for that month.

That building permits for the nine structures valued at $100,000 0r higher follow by value of the construction, name of the owner, address, and subdivision:

$240,000 – Raúl Pérez Caltia Construction, 1207 Upas, West Oaks Subdivision;
$230,000 – Mario and María Pifalo, 1803 Horsetail Falls, Vista De Las Colinas Subdivision;
$150,000 – José Luis Cantú-Chapa, 527 Lotto Ln., Torres Del Sol Ph. 1 Subdivision;
$150,000 – José Luis Cantú-Chapa, 535 Lotto Ln., Torres Del Sol Ph. 1 Subdivision;
$150,000 – César Solano, 3405 Aurora Ln., Tulipan Villas Subdivision;
$150,000 – Alfonso Arce, 1222 Upas Drive, West Oak Subdivision;
$150,000 – José Luis Cantú-Chapa, 531 Lotto Ln., Torres Del Sol Ph. 1 Subdivision;
$125,000 – SR Residential, LLC, 2905 Linda Vista St, Tulipan Village Subdivision; and
$125,000 – SR Residential, LLC, 3007 Linda Vista St, Tulipan Village Subdivision;

Residential Additions/Repairs

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

In all, there were 45 residential additions/repairs projects authorized for that month, ranging from $70 to $92,000, for a total value of $405,951.

Commercial Additions/Repairs

For November 2016, there were 18 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 $200 to $800,000, and represented a total value of $1,280,667.

Of the 18 commercial additions/repairs for which building permits were issued, two were for construction valued at $100,000 or higher.

That $100,000+ building permits follow by value of the construction, name of the owner, address, and subdivision. The permit does not include the value of the lot.

$800,000 – Gabriel Davila, 2604 E. Richardson, Mesquite Village Subdivision; and
$230,000 – Edward A Delatijera, 322 W. Chapin, Tex-Mex Subdivision.

Non-Taxable Additions/Repairs

For November 2016, there were three non-taxable additions/repairs which were issued a building permit by the city.

The building permits, which do not include the price of the lot, each were for $250,000 and represented a total value of the work of $750,000.

Those three $100,000+ building permits follow by value of the construction, name of the owner, address, and subdivision. The permit does not include the value of the lot.

$250,000 – Edinburg Independent Consolidated School District, 3615 W. Rogers Rd., ECISD UT 2 Subdivision;
$250,000 – Edinburg Independent Consolidated School District, 1100 E. Trenton Rd., Kelly-Pharr Tract Subdivision; and
$250,000 – Edinburg Independent Consolidated School District, 2901 E. Russell Rd., Tex-Mex Subdivision.

Non-Taxable New Construction

For November 2016, there were no building permits issued for non-taxable new construction.

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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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