Monthly permit report released
During May, contractors pulled 88 permits to build single-family houses valued at more than $24.5 million in unincorporated Lee County. That compares to 68 permits issued in April and 80 issued in May 2013, according to the Lee County Department of Community Development.
Also during May, 173 multi-family units were permitted, compared to 151 in April and 43 in May 2013. These include two $4 million, 65-unit apartment buildings.
General commercial activity was valued at more than $14.9 million for 22 permits, compared to more than $22 million in April and $687,525 in May 2013. May's commercial permits included the final phase of renovations to the Minnesota Twins facilities and a building for Gartner in Gateway.
Environmental funds available
LCEC is accepting applications from organizations for an environmental funding award.
To apply, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an application.
The deadline for the 2014 applications is Sept. 1.
Organizations must meet certain criteria to be considered for the award including being located within LCEC service territory, funding utilized for projects/programs related to the environment and the utility industry and having a demonstrated need for funds.