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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Building permits up as Hospira, Hampton launch projects

  • Building permits were up significantly in the month of June compared to the same time last year.
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  • Building permits were up significantly in the month of June compared to the same time last year.
    In June of this year, an estimated $11,255,810 in construction work was started in June compared to $1,616,833 in June 2013.
    That number includes two significant commercial projects in the city.
    One is a $4.5 million expansion at Hospira. This latest expansion will be to the west side of the existing building.
    The other is a new $2 million Hampton Inn at 200 N. Centennial Drive, which is just north of the present McDonald’s building. The hotel will have a 10-person meeting room, but no restaurant.
    The developer was able to resolve issues regarding the flood plain on the property, which had previously delayed construction. An engineering study determined FEMA’s estimations of the flood plane were two feet off. The first-floor to the new hotel will be above the 100-year flood plain.
    Numerous permits were filed for roofing projects in June likely due to hail damage this spring.
    A total of 150 permits were issued in June of this year. Year to date, 550 permits have been issued for a total estimated construction cost of $17,540,240 compared to 384 permits for a total estimated construction cost $15,337,396 for the same time last year.
    This included three new residential homes.
    Contact Cristina Janney at cjanney@mcphersonsentinel.com and follow her on Twitter @macsentinel.

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