The city of Brenham issued more than $2.2 million in building permits during March, led by new homes and a new store.
A total of 33 permits for new construction, renovations and additions were issued last month.
March’s $2,281,786 total raised 2017’s permits to $10,244,743. The city has issued 156 permits so far this year.
While the number of permits is ahead of the 91 permits issued through March last year, this year’s dollar figure is lagging behind the 2016 total of $12,732,983.
The largest single permit issued last month was for a new Dollar General store being constructed in the 2400 block of North Park Street. Construction costs of that store were put at $750,000.
Eight permits were also issued during March for new homes, with construction costs totaling $834,268.
For the year, 22 permits have been taken out for new homes ($2,156,201). Through March last year, 27 permits ($12,383,235) were issued for new residences.
Other permits issued last month were (year-to-date totals are in parentheses):
• Residential renovations — Six permits, $104,250 (17 permits, $207,041).
• Residential additions — Seven permits, $281,028 (12 permits, $404,767).
• New commercial buildings — Three permits, $830,800 (nine permits, $3,334.360).
• Commercial renovations — Six permits, $180,790 (18 permits, $396,732).
• Commercial additions — Three permits, $50,650 (eight permits, $133,050).
Source: Brenham Banner-Press