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September strong for town building permits

By Benjamin Graham, Jackson Hole Daily
October 07, 2012

The town of Jackson issued more building permits in September than in the same month last year, pushing the yearly sum of permits issued thus far well ahead of 2011.

Twenty-one permits worth about $4.6 million were doled out last month, according to the town planning and building department.

The uptick was largely due to a jump in single-family homes and alterations to commercial and residential developments.

In September 2011, 16 permits were issued. While the value of those permits totaled nearly $10 million, $7.5 million of that was the addition to Teton County Library. Not counting the library project, the total value of September 2011 permits was less than $2.5 million.

The increase contributed to the town’s stronger showing through the first nine months of 2012. From January to September, the town issued 96 permits compared with 88 through the same time period last year.

The biggest increase came in new commercial and residential development.

Twelve commercial and 14 resi-dential projects received permits this year. For the same nine months in 2011, only four of each kind of permit were issued.

The most significant project to receive a permit in September was the Teton County School District’s new administrative building, located at 1855 High School Road. The permit was valued at $1.4 million.

For all of 2011, 120 projects received permits. The total value of the projects reached $25.2 million.

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