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Commercial, home starts pace new construction in Sunnyside

A new office/shop building to be constructed at 540 Midvale Road was the largest project greenlighted in September by Sunnyside building officials.

A new office/shop building to be constructed at 540 Midvale Road was the largest project greenlighted in September by Sunnyside building officials. Photo by John Fannin.

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Nearly all of the $615,201 in valuation for new building starts in Sunnyside last month came from two projects.

One was a 6,000 square-foot office/shop building city building officials greenlighted in September for 540 Midvale Rd. The project, which lists Sun Valley Construction of Sunnyside as the contractor, has a valuation of $266,969.

The office/shop generated $3,187 in permit fees for Sunnyside city coffers.

The other big dig given the go-ahead in Sunnyside last month was a 2,237 square-foot home at 1529 S. 13th St. Aho Construction of Pasco is the contractor for the project, which has a valuation of $228,769.

The city of Sunnyside collected $2,836 in permit fees from the new home start.

Total permit fees garnered by the city last month for new construction was $11,855.

All together, six of the 20 new building projects receiving approval in September were roofing-related.

Other permits of note earning a nod of approval in Sunnyside last month included an HVAC system for the new YV Tech Skills Center, and a $26,875 re-roofing project for Sunnyside First Baptist Church.

Year-to-date for 2013, Sunnyside officials have issued 325 permits related to building projects.

Sunnyside’s new building valuation totals year to date stand at $21.9 million.

In addition, the city of Sunnyside through the first nine months of 2013 has collected $236,985 in permit fees.

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