Photo by John Fannin
One of 24 building permits Sunnyside officials granted in November was for a new, $148,000 sleep study center to be installed at Sunnyside Community Hospital.
On the surface, the 24 building permits issued by the city of Sunnyside for the month of November only amounted to a combined valuation of $447,726.
That’s a little busier than usual, considering the pace of construction slows during the late fall and winter.
But a closer look at November building information identifies two big projects on the horizon for Sunnyside, which in 2013 has experienced a banner building year.
Among the permits issued by city planners last month, officials here greenlighted a new sleep study center at Sunnyside Community Hospital. The center has a valuation of $148,000, says Jamey Ayling, Sunnyside’s planning supervisor. The project resulted in $2,087 in planning and permit fees for the city of Sunnyside.
Another positive sign for the future was a demolition permit the Lower Valley Credit Union received last month to demolish a building at 900 E. Yakima Valley Hwy. The site will be the credit union’s future home with a new building to be constructed. City officials approved and permitted the building earlier this year.
In other business or commercial-related permits, plumbing permits were granted for a new hair wash station at 530 S. Sixth St. and for a new car sales office at 1119 S. 16th St.
The biggest project given thumbs up last month, in terms of valuation, was for construction of a $226,456 duplex at 1206 Ida Belle Lane.
Year-to-date for 2013, Sunnyside officials have issued 384 permits related to building projects.
Sunnyside’s new building valuation totals year to date stand at $24.2 million.
In addition, the city of Sunnyside through the first 11 months of 2013 has collected $261,419 in permit fees for permits issued through the end of November.