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  • Friday, December 02, 2016
    New church tops building permits
    The city of Brenham issued $2 million in permits for new construction, renovations and additions during November, including a new church.
    Abiding Word Lutheran Church was issued a $1,433,163 permit for its new sanctuary at 464 Oak Tree Crossing Drive.

    The church will be built adjacent to Blinn College’s Rankin Agricultural Complex on Old Mill Creek Road.
    That was the largest of 19 permits totaling $2,072,468 issued last month by the city. November’s permits brought the annual total for 2016 to 347 permits for $44,980,514.
    Through November last year, the city issued 300 permits totaling $31,653,578.
    A $200,000 renovation permit for Sho Gun Restaurant was taken out. The restaurant will be located in the former Cici’s Pizza location at 105 U.S. 290 West.
    Homebuilding slowed in November, with three permits ($201,880) being issued. For the year, 70 permits for new homes have been taken out ($5,859,765).
    Through the same period last year, 52 permits for new single-family residences were issued ($5,832,913).
    November’s permits also included:
    • Residential renovations — Two permits, $32,240.
    • Residential additions — Two permits, $12,800.
    • Multi-family housing renovations — Three permits, $8,000.
    • New commercial buildings — Two permits, $1,434,113.
    • Commercial renovations — Three permits, $251,955.
    • Commercial additions — Two permits, $125,800.
    Two demolition and relocation permits were also issued.

    Source: Brenham Banner-Press