School arena, NJHS project lead buildings
New residential construction starts in 2012 matched that of 2011, but school construction projects led in valuation by a wide margin.
There were three new homes constructed inside the city limits during the year, according to records kept by Nashville’s code compliance officer, David Johnson.
Building permits for three school projects carried a total valuation of $9,885,692. The biggest single commercial permit issued was for a renovation and addition at the McDonald’s restaurant which had a valuation of $400,000. There were no new commercial constrution permits issued.
The three new homes included in the records were Beverly Hartman at 1101 Magnolia; Shawana Thurman at 319 W. Henderson, and Dustin Wakefield at 140 Catherine Lane. All of the homes were 1,540 sq. ft. and ranged in valuation from $80,000 to $100,000.
New residential starts in recent years:
2011 — three residences, with one commercial building permit.
2010 — 11 residences, with one commercial permit.
2009 — five residences, with three large commercial permits.
2008 — two residences, with five large non-commercial permits.
All of the new Nashville housing starts during the year were West Arkansas Community Development projects/ John Stinnett of the agency said that there were a total of 11 area homes built by the agency in 2012, and that there are three more currently under construction. He said that there are plans for two more homes in the immediate future.
Significant permits by month, including owner, size, address and valuation:
Nashville Public Schools; 10,952 sq. ft.; 522 N. Fourth St.; $1,780,421.
Patti’s Pocketful of Pansies; 384 sq. ft. business addition; 417 S. Fourth St.; $7,000.
Beverly Hartman, 1,540 sq. ft. new residence; 1101 Magnolia; $80,000.
Glenn Lance; 1,800 sq. ft.; new building for Terminix; 101 W. Dodson St.; $60,000.
Shawana Thurman; 1,540 sq. ft. new residence; 319 W. Henderson St.; $80,000.
Noel Davis, Jr.; 900 sq. ft. commercial storage; 107 S. Mill; $4,000.
Billy McKee; 1,040 sq. ft. new garage and storage; 300 Doe Run; $25,000.
Billy Dawson; 576 sq. ft. garage; 416 Deer Creek Ave.; $20,000.
Nashville Public Schools; 2,582 sq. ft. new dining addition; 1008 N. Eighth St.; $1,277,826.
Nashville Public Schools; 55,643 sq. ft. Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Center; 1301 Mt. Pleasant; $6,827,445.
Dustin Wakefield; 1,540 sq. ft. new residence; 140 Catherine Lane; $100,000.
Code enforcement officer Johnson noted that all new construction was government spending, from the WADC guaranteed loans to the public school projects.