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Few new housing starts in July in Town of Chesterton

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By KEVIN NEVERS

There were only three new housing starts in the Town of Chesterton in July.

But one of them’s a doozy: a $1.275-million single-familly home on Rawlins Drive in the Estates of Sand Creek. The cost of the building permit issued for that home: $2,605.

A permit was issued as well for a $379,000 single-family home on Toms Court, also in the Estates of Sand Creek; and for a $267,000 duplex in the 100 block of Park Ave.

The other noteworthy construction project for which a permit was issued last month: Lakeside Wealth Management’s commercial remodel at 3100 Village Point at Coffee Creek Center. The value of the remodel: $703,000. The cost of the building permit: $2,475.

A total of 66 permits was issued in July. Fifteen of them, or 23 percent, were for roof work. The average value of the job was $10,479, with the most expensive roof job at $28,000 and the least expensive at $1,700.

Other categories of permit:

* Nine permits were issued for concrete work (chiefly new sidewalks, driveways, or foundation stabilization). The most average value of the job: $4,411. The most expensive pour: $16,220. The least expensive: $400.

* Nine permits were also issued for fences. The average value of the job: $3,374. The most expensive fence: $6,200. The least expensive: $250.

* Six permits were issued for new windows or door. The average value of the job: $4,596. The most expensive install: $16,000. The least expensive: $1,050.

* Six permits were issued for deck work. The average value of the job: $4,640. The most expensive deck: $8,000. The least expensive: $500.

* Five permits were issued for signs. The average value of the job: $2,914. The most expensive sign: $7,000. The least expensive: $400.

* Four permits were issued for remodels, in addition to the Lakeside Wealth Management one. The value of the four projects: $40,000, $15,000, $7,500, and $4,000.

* Three permits were issued for sheds, two for $1,500 and one for $100.

* A single permit was issued for a $3,000 above-ground pool.

* And a single permit was issued for an $8,000 siding job.

Burns Harbor

Building Permits

The Town of Burns Harbor issued nine building or temporary use permits in July:

* For a residential car-charging station. Cost: $1,300.

* For two privacy fences: $7,200 and $2,853.

* For a 15’ x 12’ room addition to a home: $22,000.

* For a 312-square foot deck: $2,700.

* For a partial residential re-roofing: $2,800.

* For a 12’ x 16’ shed with electrical service: $2,400.

* For the placement of a tent at Lakeshore Motors from Aug. 12 to Sept. 12.

* For a new enclosure building for the town’s wastewater treatment plant at ArcelorMittal: $45,000.

 

Posted 8/8/2014