The value of the Aurora building climbs to $20 million in March and April
AURORA — After a slow start to construction projects in the first two months of 2022, the value of projects for which building permits were issued in March and April soared to $20.42 million.
According to figures from the planning-zoning-building department, the value of projects proposed in January and February amounted to only $2.8 million. The total for the first four months of 2022 was therefore $23.32 million.
Of the total for March and April, $13.91 million was for residential projects, $6.3 million for industrial projects and $220,000 for commercial projects. The largest industrial project was a mezzanine at McMaster Carr on Industrial Parkway.
The only other industrial project was estimated at $200,000 for a mezzanine at Avantor/Poseidon at 220 Lena Drive.
Commercial projects were estimated at $102,000 for interior modifications at Aurora High, $100,000 for interior modifications at Aurora Church, and $18,000 for ADA restrooms at Marc.
A total of 51 residence permits were issued in March and April.
The 35 in March included 15 for single-family homes, four for condo units, additions and decks, three for alterations and in-ground pools, and one for garage and above-ground pool.
The April 16s included eight for alterations, six for single-family homes and two for patios.
Licenses issued totaled 96 in March and 60 in April.
The March breakdown was as follows: general labor, 71; electrical, 10; plumbing, 11; and heating-air conditioning, four. The April breakdown was as follows: General Works, 48; electric, eight; plumbing, three; and HVAC, one.
Building department revenue totaled $262,059 in March. The breakdown was as follows: Building permits and miscellaneous, $35,160; licenses, $9,600; impact fee, $16,576; state fees, $368; completion deposits, $9,805 ($3,660 returned); and topography deposits, $190,000 (nothing returned).
In April, building department revenue totaled $96,482. The breakdown was as follows: Building permits and miscellaneous, $22,497; licenses, $6,000; state fee, $246; impact fee, $3,108; completion deposits, $4,630 ($1,700 returned); and topography deposits, $60,000 (nothing returned).
Building department staff conducted 442 inspections (88 residential and 354 commercial/industrial) in March and 346 (288 residential and 58 commercial/industrial) in April.
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