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S'side building starts valued at $3.2 million in month of October

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Work is underway to clear land for a four-plex to be built near 13th Street and Gregory Avenue.

October was one of the Sunnyside Planning Department's busiest months of the year as the city processed permits for construction valued at $3.2 million.

More than half of the total-nearly $1.8 million-was for new single family home construction.

Aho Construction of Vancouver, Wa., accounted for $1.2 million of the new home valuation for five houses that were issued permits in October.

The five homes have an average value of approximately $240,000.

One of the month's more valuable permitted projects was a four-plex at 1316 E. Gregory Ave., valued at $363,000.

In keeping the with the arrival of fall and winter weather, the Sunnyside Planning Department issued 14 permits during October for homeowners re-roofing their houses.

Another 15 building permits were issued for door landing repairs for multi-family housing at 402 W. Maple Ave.

During October, city officials conducted 658 inspections and issued 71 permits.

Altogether, the city of Sunnyside's coffers received nearly $51,000 in permit fees during October.

Of that amount, $16,336 was for fees related to single-family home construction, and $18,616 was for fees related to constructing buildings to house three or four families.

Sunnyside also collected nearly $2,300 in planning fees in October related to new single-family housing.

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