More multi-family buildings permitted during April

The wait for spring was perhaps evident in building statistics for April which showed just under $2 million

The wait for spring was perhaps evident in building statistics for April which showed just under $2 million in projects permitted, down significantly from the same month a year ago.

The four month total is $14.6 million just slightly above the same period in 2013 at $13.5 million.

Figures released last week by the town indicated residential construction accounted for most of the work.

Two single family houses were permitted in Ryders Ridge bringing the year-to-date total to 19. That’s lower than 2013 when 27 houses were permitted by the end of April.

Spurring construction this year is multi-family buildings with a five unit rowhouse and a three unit rowhouse approved in April for Ryders Ridge. That brings the total number of units started in 2014 to 46 compared to 16 last year.

Other construction started during the month included a manufactured home on Baywood Link, seven basement developments (one including a covered deck), the concession in the multiplex and roof removal at the waterslide.