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By Margaret Toal
For the Record 

Orange issues new building permits


Last updated 4/5/2022 at 6:03pm

The city of Orange issued permits for new commercial construction valued at nearly a half million dollars. Added onto that are permits for six new residences that will total more than a million dollars, according to March building permits issued by the city.

A new donut shop, Orange City, is constructing a $300,000 building, the largest permit of the month. The new shop will be at 3640 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, north of Interstate 10, near two churches and Willowbend Apartments.

The city issued three permits for new commercial buildings that total nearly $475,000. The other two are for Triangle Rescue, 3875 Interstate 10, for the shell of a building valued at $96,900. Also, Stanley L. Floyd has a permit for a $78,000 metal building at 540 Lutcher Drive.

The city does not give public values to residential construction; so the new houses are listed as worth "zero."

DSLD Homes has permits for four new houses on Cottonwood Street and the company advertises the houses as $218,900 to $266,990, meaning the four houses along could be worth nearly $1 million. Also, D.R. Horton is building a new house at 2810 Allie Payne Road in the Mallard Lake development that has houses valued at more than $200,000. In addition, Ducky Recovery, LLC, is building a new house at 2243 Westway.

The city issued two commercial certificates of occupancy. One was for Wing Junkies at 1551 16th Street and the other was massage Life, 7002 Highway 87. A permit for a new commercial fire alarm system went to Vape World, 1104 16th Street.

Residential permits included one for an add-on, four for remodeling, three for concrete projects, and two for fences. Six houses are being reroofed, according to the permits.

In the past months, 10 or more residents each month have gotten permits for new generators. In March, one permit was issued to a house to connect electricity to a generator, plus two gas to generator permits were issued. Three permits for solar panels were given.

Seven permits were issued to demolish dilapidated houses. The addresses are 7057 FM 1130, 3319 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, 95 Cherry Avenue, 2243 Westway, 807 Levingston Street, and 5 Inwood Circle B.

The city had two cell phone tower upgrade permits. One valued at $30,000 is at 6601 Interstate 10, and the other worth $15,000 a 1601B Main Avenue.


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