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By Margaret Toal
For the Record 

Waffle House, sanitation company have big projects in Orange


Last updated 9/6/2022 at 5:52pm

Commercial and residential construction projects in the city of Orange during August stayed strong with building permits including a $350,000 remodeling project at the Waffle House on Texas Highway 62.

Pine Woods Sanitation, however, led the way in city building permits during August with a permit for a $450,000 new building at 2004 DuPont Drive. The company provides garbage pickup across the region and has contracts with some Orange County cities.

In addition, the national homebuilding firms of DSLD Homes and DR Horton continued to build new homes in the Cypresswood and Mallard Lakes subdivisions in different areas of the city.

The Piney Woods Sanitation building is another new building in the Cove neighborhood in Orange, one of the oldest in the city. The neighborhood is currently going through an improvement phase as old, dilapidated buildings are torn down and new ones are going up.

Last year, Tarver Performance Marine, 2112 Dupont Drive, constructed a new building valued at about $440,000.

The one commercial building demolition permit issued during August went to bring down a building at 1411 Dupont Drive and clear the lot.

The Waffle House at 2310 Texas Highway 62 south of Interstate 10 has the remodeling project that will include concrete work in the parking lot.

Other commercial projects are for a $500 handicap roof at 1111 Green Avenue, plus a cell tower modification valued at $15,000 for 2910 Enner Road.

DSLD Homes received three permits for new houses in Cypresswood Village Phase II subdivision for 703 Cottonwood Drive, 4502 Mimosa Drive and 4513 Mimosa Drive. The subdivision is between Texas Highway 87 and FM 105 (Orangefield Road). Though the city does not list values of residential projects on building permits, the company advertises houses in the subdivision as costing between $219,000 and $267,000.

New house permits were also issued for 1105 Third Street and 1110 Fourth Street.

Permits for electricity to be installed went to four DSLD houses in Cypresswood Village at 4513 Mimosa, 4515 Mimosa, 703 Cottonwood Drive, and 4502 Mimosa.

D.R. Horton Homes is building new houses off Allie Payne Road in the Mallard Lake subdivision west of the Velma Jeter Apartments. The company got electrical permits to install at homes at 3513 Allie Payne Road, 3511 Allie Payne, 3515 Allie Payne, and 3517 Allie Payne.

Residential demolition permits were issued for 4201A White Oak Drive, 2912 17th Street, 1110 Fourth Street, 1502 Sholars Drive, and 5622 Meeks Drive.

One homeowner got an electrical permit for a solar panel system and four houses had electrical permits to hook up generators.

Permits for construction of swimming pools were issued for 3300 Chasse Ridge Drive, 1102 Allie Payne Road, and 4844 White Oak Road.


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