Construction work at McDonalds boosted town’s statistics

A large addition and renovation project at McDonalds in Hewlett Park Landing boosted the town’s building statistics in September.

A large addition and renovation project at McDonalds in Hewlett Park Landing boosted the town’s building statistics in September.

The $905,000 project was valued the highest of 21 development permits issued during the month which saw a total of $2,379,605 in construction value begun.

Two other permits were issued for commercial activity – one for installation of steel service doors at Walmart ($76,750) and the other for a 26 seat take-out and retail restaurant in Varsity Mall ($80,000).

There were also two permits issued for work in the industrial sector of town. An addition and change in use permit was issued to Urban Dirtworks Inc. valued at $135,000 for a Schenk Industrial Road location. Buylo Homes Ltd. received a permit for work valued at $160,320 to construct office space at a Beju Industrial Drive location.

Four permits were issued for new single family homes — two for construction in Ryders Ridge and two for construction in Beacon Hill subdivision. Construction of new single family homes remains behind last year’s pace with 68 started in the first nine months of this year compared to 83 in the same period last year.

The other permits issued were for basement development (4), decks and additions (3), detached garages (2), demolitions (2) and a shed.

September’s total brought the 2012 year-to-date total for construction to $43.14 million which was significantly more than the 2011 year-to-date total of $26 million.