Work at the site of the Baker Katz shopping center project in Brenham led the month of November for building permits issued by the city.
A $5 million permit was issued to BK Stringer, Ltd for site work for new retail development at the site, located on 35 acres of land at the intersection of Highway 290 and Chappell Hill Street. The work is contracted to Arch-Con Corporation.
The project has seen delays related to the COVID-19 pandemic, as the expected opening date of the first stores in the shopping center was pushed back from spring of 2021 to spring of 2022. Construction is expected to resume this winter.
A total of 33 new permits were issued in November for $7,212,913. Last November, the city issued 12 permits worth $1,274,590.
A total of 16 new homes were permitted in November, totaling $1,980,480. Ten of the new homes are to be located in a new subdivision located on 11.3 acres of land east of Old Masonic Road and north of Ava Drive. The permits were issued to DSW Homes, LLC out of Galveston.
Through 2020 so far, 88 homes have been permitted for $11,772,771.
To date, 286 permits have been issued this year for $84,984,971. At this time last year, 252 permits had been issued for $37,762,354.