Total 2015 building permit reports shine throughout region
Posted: January 29, 2016
The 2015 construction season in the City of Eau Claire had a total building permit valuation of $155.2 million, making it the fourth highest on record. The record for total valuation in a construction season was set in 2009 with $197.6 million.
The top 10 projects by valuation based on building permits issued for the 2015 construction season were: Haymarket Landing, $30 million; The Lismore Hotel, $12.6 million; Marshfield Clinic addition, $9.15 million; North Barstow Parking Garage, $8.5 million; Fed Ex Distribution facility, $7.3 million; Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites, $6.44 million; Student Transit Bus Barn, $4.5 million; Xcel Energy office remodel, $3.4 million; Gerber Products office addition, $3.15 million; and Ford Dealership, $2.8 million.
The 2015 construction season had an overall building valuation for residential development of $29.6 million last year compared to $27.9 million in 2014. The number of single-family dwelling units built in 2015 was 67 compared to 59 units in 2014.
Total building valuation for industrial projects started in 2015 was $25.1 million compared to $5.6 million in 2014. Additions, alterations, repairs, accessory structures permits accounted for $10.4 million.
Commercial development for the 2015 construction season saw a building valuation of $87.5 million compared to $30.7 million in 2014. Some of the projects that exceeded $750,000 last year include: The Oxbow Hotel, $2.13 million; Sacred Heart Hospital, $2.9 million; Ross Clothing, $990,000; Farrell Investment Rentals, $994,900; MCHS Midelfort Urgent Care, $880,553; and Hardee's, $800,000.
In the City of Chippewa Falls, the total building valuation dropped from $33.3 million in 2014 to $16.76 million in 2015. Some of the larger projects included in the year-ending building valuation report included: A small mammal and aviary building in Irvine Park, $3.2 million; alterations for exterior of Gordy's Market, $500,000; and remodel of interior grocery store for Gordy's Market, $850,000; a remodel of the Tim Fries Financial Group building, $1.0 million; and a 12-unit and 16-unit apartment building by MSP Construction, $673,813.
In the City of Menomonie, total building valuation in 2015 was $40.63 million, down from last year's record-setting pace of $68.7 million. Some of the major projects in Menomonie last year included: Marcom5, LLC, a mixed-use building with commercial and apartments at 503 S. Broadway St., $6.25 million; Menomonie Market Food Co-op, $2.6 million; Chippewa Valley Warehouse addition, $2.25 million; Love's Travel Center, $2.21 million; Little Sprouts Academy, $1.0 million; and Dunn County Transit building, $1.14 million. TBL