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New Residential Building Permits in Central: October 2010

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Submitted by David Barrow, Assistant to the Mayor's Office

Residential building permit activity in the city of Central picked up during the month of October 2010.  A total of 16 new residential building permits were issued during the month, bringing the total for the year up to 117.  In 2009, a total of 71 new residential building permits had been issued during the ten-month period.  The total building valuation of the 16 permits was $4,250,634.

From these permits, three were issued in Morgan Springs subdivision with an average valuation of $177,393; six were issued in Village Lakes subdivision with an average valuation of $244,729; three were issued in Wisteria Lakes subdivision with an average valuation of $235,148; three on private lots with an average valuation of $288,585; and a five-unit townhome development valued at $678,878.

Many of those building new houses are not new residents to Central.  A large portion are either current Central residents looking to upsize or downsize from their current homes or children of Central homeowners who have grown up and are looking for their first home to buy.

Central’s newest subdivision, Burlington Lakes, located at the eastern end of Hooper Rd behind Amber Lakes subdivision, is nearing final acceptance of the first filing and will feature 68 lots with homes averaging 1600 sq. ft. and selling in the $200,000 price range.    An age-restricted subdivision called The Gates at Burlington, located on Wax Rd near Northwoods subdivision, is nearing completion of infrastructure.  It will feature 53 lots and a clubhouse and will be restricted to people age 55 or over.

Additionally, another phase of the Village at Magnolia Square traditional neighborhood development will start early next year.  It will feature an additional 19 lots.   The second filing of Woodstock subdivision, located off of Planchet Rd, will begin in 2011, bringing the total number of lots in that subdivision to 175.

7 Comments

  1. mike mannino

    December 7, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    How much was collected and how much did our City keep ? That is the 64 dollar question.

  2. Captain Obvious

    December 8, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Mike,

    Central probably only collected $64 and the rest went into CH2MHill’s pockets.

    I want to know when my school property taxes will go down as more homes are built like we were promised. I pay triple the property taxes then I did in another state with the same size and type of house.

  3. mike mannino

    December 8, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Captain,
    Look for an election to keep the rates flat instead of decreasing as promised. They are in a projected over-run situation already, have started to cut things out such as furnishings, and the 1M to tear down the middle school is gone. Not what I expected when I voted for a tax for the only time in my adult life.

  4. Kyle

    December 8, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Mike: Just to clarify, you are talking about the school system in your last comment, and not the city, correct? Just want to make sure everyone realizes that the city and school system are two separate bodies.

  5. Mike Mannino

    December 8, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Correct on both Kyle. No connection between the 2 entities. The only common theme is that the citizens are the ones paying a single bill that goes into many different areas and none work together. These dedicated taxes mask a big tax issue because when you look at them individually, doesnt seem like much. However, no government agency looks at the total tax burden to each citizen. Also, with a longterm dedicated tax, you dont have the ability to stop it if the economy goes in the ditch and that item is no longer a priority. The downtown library debate is a prime example. Do you think we should build a 19M dollar facility that will rarely be used in times like these ? Do you feel we get our monies worth of that tax or teh BREC tax in Central ? The answer is no so those 2 should disappear from the Central tax burden and be run by Central.

  6. kyle

    December 8, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    I will say that building a new library downtown to replace an existing one is a waste. I hope they vote that down. On the contrary, the library on Joor Rd in Central is a very nice library. It has one of the highest ciruclations of all the libraries in EBR according to what I read in the paper a few weeks ago.

  7. mike mannino

    December 8, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Dont disagree at all Kyle. But I bet we could maintain that one and build another for the 1.4M a year Central pays in. The more we keep under local control, the better off we are and all of it goes here instead of into parts of BR most of us never go.

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