How else would you summarize a year when 65 new single-family residential homes, 90 if you include the City’s contract area of Alexandria Township, along with 141 multi-family units were added to the greater Alexandria Area?
During 2018, the Building Department reviewed, processed and issued 970 permits within their jurisdiction, which includes the City of Alexandria, along with parts of Hudson, LaGrand and Lake Mary Townships. Of this total, 479 were building permits, 238 were plumbing permits and 253 were mechanical permits. 2018 estimated valuation of permitted construction, including plumbing and mechanical work, totaled $59,972,029. This compares to $47,730,386 for 2017. When the contract area of Alexandria Township, which is serviced by Building Department staff is included, 2018 permitted valuation totaled $68,917,643.
Commercial investment remained strong throughout 2018. 38 permits were issued by the City of Alexandria for commercial projects during 2018. These permits totaled $12,904,135 in valuation and accounted for 22 percent of the total annual valuation.