Continued construction on the Ralston Creek subdivision, a new business development in the 2700 block of highway 36 south, pushed the building permits issued by the city of Brenham past the $11 million mark for the year in April.
The city issued 39 permits in April with a total worth of $1.6 million. While that was down considerably from the March figures of $4.2 million it is considerably ahead of the building in Brenham this time last year. The city had issued just over $4 million in permits through April of 2013.
Among the many residential building permits issued for the Ralston subdivision, two stood out. There was a $157,000 permit and a $122,000 permit issued for the 2100 block of Timberlane. The Brenham City Council agreed to zone variations to allow the subdivision to be built nearly two years ago. Last week the Brenham City Council accepted the streets being constructed for the subdivision.
The largest building permit issued for April was in the 2700 block of highway 36 south. That permit for $37,000 went to New Tech Systems.
A new fried chicken franchise, Bush’s Chicken is coming to Brenham. That business will be in the old Burger King building near Wal-Mart. The construction permit for them was $20,000. Another eatery is coming to Brenham on the highway 290 access road. Dickey’s Barbecue required a $5500 building for the renovations at the old home of KFC, which closed down about a year ago.