Village reports construction boom in 2014

01/22/2015 8:00 AM |
A building permit sign hangs on the front window of a Fifth Street home. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

A building permit sign hangs on the front window of a Fifth Street home. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Greenport Village reported that a record number of building permits was issued in 2014.

As a result, the village building department collected nearly $12,000 more in permit fees than in 2013, according to village administrator Paul Pallas.

“There is a lot of working going on, which is good,” said Mr. Pallas.

In 2014, the department issued 53 building permits, good for nearly $41,000 in revenue the village, Mr. Pallas said. That exceeded the amount collected during any previous years since 2005, he said. Records show that from 2006 through 2013, the village collected an average of $27,000 annually in building permit fees.

Mr. Pallas said there has been a tremendous amount of residential construction in the village, adding that permits issued for residential renovations and additions are larger in scale than previous years. There were 11 permits for commercial construction. Of those, seven were for equipment upgrades, though there are several new commercial projects in the works for 2015, he said.

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