Hometown News For Orange County, Texas

April Building permits issued

The two largest building projects receiving permits in Orange for April have had help from city Economic Development Corporation grants.

A commercial fire sprinkler system valued at $72,851 is going into the new medical center at Eagle Point. In January, a perm it for the $8.6 million Gisela Houseman Medical Campus was issued for the area off Interstate 10 at Highway 62.

Also in April, Paul Dickerson with Orange Stationer, 701 W. Division in downtown, received a permit for $46,000 for remodeling with Duhon Construction as contractor.

Other commercial projects receiving permits are Oscar LeBlanc, owner of Blue Bird Fish Camp, 102 Farragut, for a $5,500 patio cover. In addition, a business at 1501 North 10th Street at the corner of Burton is also getting a patio cover.

The city of Orange has a permit for $31,000 to build a sidewalk at 601 Morrell Street in Navy Park with Duhon Construction as contractor.

The city issued new home permits for 1062 Bassett in Little Cypress and 216 College Street in the Cove. Six residences are getting remodeling jobs and four are getting new roofs. Four permits for electricity to new houses plus six permits for gas hook-ups to new houses were given.

Homeowners continued a trend to getting alternative power to houses for emergencies and everyday use. Five permits went for solar power systems. Nine houses got licenses for electrical hook-ups to generators plus nine permits for gas to generator connections.

One residential add-on permit was issued along with one for a carport, three for residential concrete installation, and one for a garage.

As part of the city's ongoing effort to remove dilapidated buildings, permits for demolitions were issued for 104 Dahlia, 2622 Eighth Street, 2832 11th Street, 3331 Aster, 410 Hickory, 1800 Sholars Avenue, 21 Sunset Drive, 614 DuPont Drive, and 218 College Street.


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