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Apartment construction tops building activity in Sunnyside

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A project to rebuild apartments at 1320 S. 11th St. led the way in new building projects permitted by Sunnyside city officials during the month of November.

An apartment rebuilding project valued at more than $700,000 led the way in new building starts permitted in Sunnyside last month.

The project will rebuild apartment building C of the Paragon Apartments at 1320 S. 11th Street. Contractor for the project is Casassa Construction of Entiat.

The new apartment building has an estimated valuation of $701,000, accounting for more than two-thirds of the $959,450 in combined valuation for all building starts during the month of November.

Sunnyside city coffers garnered $6,915 in permit fees from the apartment project.

Other sizeable new building starts given the go-ahead during November included a new shop at 3150 E. Yakima Valley Highway valued at $133,000. Columbia River Steel and Construction is the contractor for the project, which will feature a shop for minor tractor and sprayer repair.

Also last month, city officials gave thumbs up for a re-roofing project at the Port of Sunnyside's office at 520 S. Seventh St. The project has a valuation of $24,500.

McDonald's also got the green light in November to erect a $14,874 fence along its eastern property line.

Some new businesses in Sunnyside also received sign permits last month; Bimore and IQ Tax Center at the Mid-Valley Mall, as well as Zingis Mongolian BBQ at 2810 E. Lincoln Avenue.

For the entire month of November, Sunnyside received a total of $12,154 in permit fees for all new building starts combined.

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