By KEVIN NEVERS
There were two big-ticket projects on the list of building permits issued by
the Town of Chesterton in August and September.
The first is no surprise: the building permit for Urschel Laboratories
Inc.ís new manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters at Coffee Creek
Center, with an official address of 1200 Cutting Edge Drive (Urschel makes
precision cutting instruments for the food industry). The value of the
project: $65,000,000. The cost of the permit: $114,001.
The other will come as no surprise for folks who shop regularly at Strack &
Van Til at 1600 Pioneer Trail and have noticed evidence of work inside the
building: a building permit for a commercial remodel of the store. The value
of the project: $750,000. The cost of the permit: $6,665.
There were also 10 permits issued for residential construction:
* Three townhomes in the 2300 block of Legend Circle in Coffee Creek Center,
each with a value of $233,330.
* Three single-family homes in the Estates of Sand Creek: an $828,700
project in the 1700 block of Armour Court; a $800,000 project in the 1700
block of Amen Corner, and a $374,000 project in the 1000 block of Kilarney
* A $700,000 single-family home in the 1700 block of East Porter Ave.
* A $255,000 single-family home in the 2900 block of Pinehurst Ave. in the
Westwood Manor subdivision.
* An $80,000 single-family home in the 600 block of Pinneys Court, off North
Calumet Road north of Indian Boundary Road.
* And a $180,000 duplex in the 1600 block of Washington Ave.
Of the 111 building permits issued in August and September, by far the most
popular project was reroofing: 28 such permits were issued, with an average
project value of $6,665, a low value of $1,320, and a high value of $16,150.
There were also 18 re-surfacing jobs of one sort or another: paving,
sealing, or new driveway. The average project value was $5,456.11, the low
value $1,300, and the high value $20,535.
* 12 new decks or patio or sunroom additions, with an average value of
$5,552.50, a low value of $500, and a high value of $25,000.
* Eight window projects, with an average value of $9,382.25, a low value of
$3,000, and a high value of $11,600.
* And seven fence jobs, with an average value of $2,321.86, a low value of
$230, and a high value of $5,990.
In Burns Harbor
In August the Town of Burns Harbor issued building permits for the following
* A $195,000 home in the 1100 block of Legacy Lane.
* A $173,000 home in the 1100 block of Pin Oak Lane.
* A $5,900 reroofing.
* A $4,750 driveway blacktopping.
* A $2,900 egress window.
* A $1,600 privacy fence.
* And a $1,200 window replacement.