by Dennis Dalman
While it can hardly be called a building boom as in days of yore, there have nevertheless been some healthy spurts of growth in Sartell, according to building permits issued in the first nine months of 2013.
So far, in the first nine months of 2013, 49 building permits for single-family homes have been issued, compared to 38 in the same time period last year. The total value of those permits just for the month of September 2013 was $2,577,000, which is $1.1 million more than September of 2012. The year-to-date amounts are $11,213,000 for the first nine months of this year, compared with $8,174,000 for last year’s first nine months.
Permits for multi-unit family construction also increased, from five projects in the first nine months of last year to 15 so far this year. The total number of multi-family living units is 94 from January through September of 2013, compared to 38 for the same period in 2012. The total value of those permits is slightly more than $12 million, about the same as the value in the same period last year.
Other permits issued by the city include those for remodeling, fire-alarm systems, plumbing, mechanical, commercial and zoning. The total value of all permits issued so far this year is $36,845,000, up about $5 million from the same period last year.