Construction activities in city approach $37.5 million for first three months of 2018, reports Edinburg Economic Development Corporation

In general, a building permit is legal permission given by the City of Edinburg, through the Code Enforcement Department, to erect, construct, renovate, maintain, or conduct any other specified activity on any building or structure, or on any installations or facilities therein. The term “building permit” includes but is not limited to building permits, electrical permits, mechanical permits, and plumbing permits.

There was a building permit issued during February 2018 for construction, valued at $18 million, which appeared on the city’s Code Enforcement Department’s construction activities report for that month. 

But that $18 million figure is for work already authorized by the Code Enforcement Department in early 2017 for the city-owned $88.3 million Bert Ogden Arena.

As a result, the $18 million value for the building permit for the Bert Ogden Arena is not, and will not be, included in this and subsequent articles about the monthly and year-to-date construction activities in the city for 2018.

The Edinburg EDC, of which Joey Treviño is Executive Director, is the jobs-creation arm of the Edinburg Mayor and Edinburg City Council. 

The Edinburg EDC Board of Directors is comprised of City Councilmember Gilbert Enríquez as President, Edinburg School Board Trustee Miguel “Mike” Farías as Vice-President, Councilmember Salinas as Secretary/Treasurer, and Mayor Molina and Mayor Pro Tem Torres as Members.

MOST VALUABLE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS, JANUARY THROUGH MARCH 2018

The top construction projects in Edinburg from January through March 2018, not including the value of the land, were:

$6,320,000 – JTMR, KKC, 5348 S. Sugar Rd., The Villages of Sugar Rd., Ph. 2 (Multi-Family New/Addition/Remodel);

$2,125,616 – Memorial Middle School, 3105 N. Doolittle Road, Tex-Mex Subdivision ((Non-Taxable Addition/Repair);

$2,000,000 – Malahit, LLC, 2111B W. University Dr., Tex-Mex Survey Subdivision (Multi-Family, New/Addition/Remodel);

$1,500,000 – RMJ Investments, 1761 W. Trenton, Concord Plaza Subdivision (Commercial/New);

$850,000 – William Yoder, 3010 W. University Dr., Hacienda Ford Subdivision (Commercial Additions/Repairs);

$850,000 – 2293 W. 190th, LLC, 3832 McColl Rd., Rubiano-McColl Subdivision (Commercial/New);

$550,000 – GRH Investments, 1050 E. University Dr., Original Townsite Subdivision (Commercial Addition/Repairs);

$520,000 – Franco Uribe, 4915 August Dr., Summerfield Manor Subdivision (Residence New); and

$500,000 – Garcel Family, LLC, 2306 Tourist Dr., Jackson Park Ph. 3 (Commercial Additions/Repairs).

CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES, BY TOP CATEGORIES, JANUARY THROUGH MARCH 2018

The top categories in Edinburg from January through March 2018, which led to the total figure of $37,475,281, were:

$14,955,643– Multi-Family Residences New Construction;

$11,400,989 – Single-Family Residences New Construction;

$3,888,033 – Commercial New Construction;

$3,383,590 – Commercial Alterations;

$2,590,965 – Non-Taxable Alterations (government, religious, but not including the value of construction activities at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley or its School of Medicine); 

$1,256,061 – Residential Alterations; and

$0 – Non-Taxable New (government, religious, but not including the value of construction activities at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley or its School of Medicine).

The top categories in Edinburg from January through March 2017, which led to the total figure of $117,298,222, were:

$80,000,000 – Non-Taxable New (government, religious, but not including the value of construction activities at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley or its School of Medicine). This category represents the value of the building permit for new construction of the Bert Ogden Arena;

$14,146,778 – Single-Family Residences New Construction;

$10,631,694 – Commercial New Construction;

$5,915,344– Multi-Family Residences New Construction;

$4,324,778 – Commercial Alterations;

$1,489,428 – Residential Alterations; and

$790,200 – Non-Taxable Alterations (government, religious, but not including the value of construction activities at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley or its School of Medicine).

89 NEW SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES, VALUED AT $11.4 MILLION, APPROVED FOR CONSTRUCTION DURING JANUARY THROUGH MARCH 2018

From January through March 2018, building permits were issued for 89 new single-family residences, valued at $11,400,989, compared with 122 new single-family residences, valued at $14,146,778, during the first quarter of 2017.

During the first three months of 2018, building permits were issued for 144 additions/remodels of single-family residences, valued at $1,256,061, compared with 189 additions/remodels of single-family residences, valued at $1,489,428, during the first quarter in 2017.

From January through March 2018, building permits were issued for 76 multi-family residences, representing 312 units, valued at $14,955,643, compared with 66 multi-family residences, representing 173 units, valued at $5,915,344, during the first three months the previous year. 

Multi-family residences range from two-unit duplexes to complexes of five or more units.

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MARCH 2018 CITY BUILDING PERMITS, $100,000 AND HIGHER

For March 2018, total construction activities in Edinburg were valued at $9,478,315, according to the city’s Code Enforcement Department.

The top construction projects in Edinburg for March 2018, not including the price of the respective lots, were: 

$2,000,000 – Malahit, LLC, 2111B W. University Dr., Tex-Mex Survey Subdivision (Multi-Family New/Addition/Remodel);

$550,000 – GRH Investments, 1050 E. University, Original Townsite Subdivision (Commercial Additions/Repairs);

$520,000 – Franco Uribe, 4915 August Dr., Summerfield Manor Subdivision (Residence New); and

$500,000 – Biomar USA, Inc., 223 S. Jackson Rd., Jackson Park Ph. 3 (Commercial Additions/Repairs).

Single-Family Residences New Construction

For March 2018, there were 26 single-family residences issued building permits by the city.

The building permits, which do not include the price of the lot, ranged from $30,000 to $520,000, and represented a total value of $3,495,264.

Of the 26 single-family residences for which building permits were issued, 17 of them were for construction each valued at $100,000 or higher.

The $100,000+ building permits issued follow by value of the construction, name of the owner(s), address, and subdivision. 

$520,000 – Franco Uribe, 4915 August Dr., Summerfield Manor Subdivision;

$350,000 – Waldo Homes, LLC, 2802 Esmeralda St., Canton Village Subdivision;

$175,000 – Lord I. González, 2406 Penrose Ave., Jackson Heights Subdivision;

$175,000 – UR Homes Texas, LLC, 4111 Stillwater Cover, The Coves Ph. 1 Amended Pg 1 Subdivision;

$165,000 – Carranza Development, 2504 San Bernard St., The Reserves at Canton Subdivision;

$153,252 – Carranza Development, 3009 Red Raider Ave., The Reserves at Canton Subdivision;

$150,000 – David García, 1813 Woods Dr. W., Los Lago Ph. 2 Subdivision;

$140,000 – Arnulfo Perales, 1531 Popotillo Ave., Paisano Point Subdivision;

$138,544 – Camino Real Builders, 1401 Chapel Hill, The Hills at Chapin Subdivision;

$136,665 – McKenny Glenn, Inc., 4210 Stillwater Cove, The Coves Ph. 1 Subdivision;

$135,000 – Rodrigo Anaya, 5209 Calle Encatada St., Tierra Divina Estates Subdivision;

$133,210 – Camino Real Builders, 1406 Chapel Hill, The Hills at Chapin Subdivision;

$127,125 – McKenny Glenn, Inc., 4309 Stillwater Cove, The Coves Ph. 1 Subdivision;

$120,000 – Roel A. Rodríguez, Jr., 3406 Lerma Dr., Salva Tierra Subdivision;

$120,000 – Herencia Capital, LLC, 2202 Liverpool Dr., Camden Village Subdivision;

$100,000 – Antre Signature Homes, 1607 Strawberry Hill, The Hills at Chapin Subdivision; and

$100,000 – Antre Signature Homes, 1611 Strawberry Hill, The Hills at Chapin Subdivision.

Multi-Family Residences New Construction

For March 2018, building permits were issued for 15 multi-family residences new construction/addition/remodel, with 11 of those projects valued at $100,000 or higher (not including the price of the lot).

The building permits ranged from $600 to $2 million, and represented a total value of $3,634,100.

The building permits for the 11 structures each valued at $100,000 0r higher follow by value of the construction, name of the owner, address, and subdivision:

$2,000,000 – Malahit, LLC, 2111B W. University Dr., Texas-Mex Survey Subdivision;

$225,000 – Erickson Construction, LLC, 417 Newport Ave, Monmack Landing Ph. 1 Subdivision;

$225,000 – Erickson Construction, LLC, 413 Newport Ave, Monmack Landing Ph. 1 Subdivision;

$198,000 – Juan Muñiz, 3911 Tinsely Ave., Monmack Landing Subdivision;

$195,000 – Roberto Montez, 1207 White Oak Dr., West Oak Subdivision;

$150,000 – TTU, LLC, 418 Peabody Ave., Monmack Landing Subdivision;

$130,000 – Edwin Cabrera, Glenda García, 2203 Taxco Cor., Villas Escondidas Subdivision;

$125,000 – Juma Construction, 505 Carlisle St. Monmack Landing Subdivision;

$125,000 – Juma Construction, 419 Carlisle St. Monmack Landing Subdivision;

$125,000 – Juma Construction, 501 Carlisle St. Monmack Subdivision; and

$125,000 – Juma Construction, 509 Carlisle St. Monmack Subdivision.

Commercial New Construction

For March 2018, there were four building permits issued by the city for new commercial construction, with two of those permits for work valued at $100,ooo or higher.

The building permits for the two structures valued at $100,000 or higher follow by value of the construction, name of the owner, address, and subdivision. Those two building permits, which do not include the price of the lot, are:

$144,000 – The Adobe Group LTC Distributing, 501 W. Owassa Rd., Ste. 7, Kelley-Pharr Subdivision; and 

$125,000 – Castcon Construction, 1601 W. Trenton Rd., Ste. N, Concord Plaza Subdivision.

The total value for construction of the four buildings was $418,033.

Residential Additions/Repairs

For March 2018, there were no residential additions/repairs projects valued at $100,000 or higher, issued a building permit by the city.

In all, there were 59 residential additions/repairs projects authorized for that month, ranging from $200 to $30,000, for a total value of $295,810.

Commercial Additions/Repairs

For March 2018, there were 14 commercial additions/repairs which were issued building permits by the city.

The building permits, which do not include the price of the lot, ranged from $100 to $550,000, and represented a total value of $1,219,609.

Of the 14 commercial additions/repairs for which building permits were issued, two were for construction valued at $100,000 or higher.

The building permits for the two structures valued at $100,000 or higher follow by value of the construction, name of the owner, address, and subdivision:

$550,000 – GRH Investments, 1050 E. University Dr., Original Townsite Subdivision; and

$500,000 – Biomar USA, Inc., 223 S. Jackson Rd., Jackson Park Ph. 3 Subdivision.

Non-Taxable Additions/Repairs

For March 2018, there were nine non-taxable addition/remodel issued building permits by the city.

The building permits, which do not include the price of the lot, ranged from $1,300 to $250,000, and represented a total value of $415,499.

Of the nine non-taxable addition/remodel for which building permits were issued, one was for construction valued at $100,000 or higher.

That building permit follows by the value of the construction, name of the owner, address, and subdivision:

$250,000 – Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District (Barrientes Middle School), 1100 E. Ebony St., Tex-Mex Subdivision.

Non-Taxable New Construction

For March 2018, there was no building permit issued for non-taxable new construction.

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FEBRUARY 2018 CITY BUILDING PERMITS, $100,000 AND HIGHER

For February 2018, total construction activities in Edinburg were valued at $11,815,714, according to the city’s Code Enforcement Department.

There was a building permit issued during February 2018 for construction, valued at $18 million, which appeared on the city’s Code Enforcement Department’s construction activities report for that month. 

But that $18 million figure is for work already authorized by the Code Enforcement Department in early 2017 for the city-owned $88.3 million Bert Ogden Arena.

As a result, the $18 million value for the building permit for the Bert Ogden Arena is not, and will not be, included in this and subsequent articles about the monthly and year-to-date construction activities in the city for 2018.

The top construction projects in Edinburg for February 2018, not including the price of the respective lots, were: 

$1,500,000 – RMJ Investments, 1761 W. Trenton, Concord Plaza Subdivision (Commercial New Construction); and

$850,000 – 2293 W. 190th, LLC, 3832 McColl Rd., Rubiano-McColl Subdivision (Commercial New Construction).

Single-Family Residences New Construction

For February 2018, there were 33 single-family residences issued building permits by the city.

The building permits, which do not include the price of the lot, ranged from $1,500 to $250,000, and represented a total value of $3,936,820.

Of the 33 single-family residences for which building permits were issued, 22 of them were for construction each valued at $100,000 or higher.

The $100,000+ building permits issued follow by value of the construction, name of the owner(s), address, and subdivision. 

$250,000 – David Soto, 4901 Juno Dr., Summerfield Manor Subdivision;

$250,000 – Rosana Riojas, 2509 Vancouver Ave., Jackson Heights Subdivision;

$240,000 – Rogelio Solis, 415 Carlise Ave., Monmack Landing Subdivision;

$200,000 – Dream Homes by J&J Construction Co., Canton Village Subdivision;

$165,000 – Samuel González, 3100 N. Monmack Rd., Tex-Mex Subdivision;

$161,150 – Gloria Cantú, 2304 Liverpool Dr., Camden Village Subdivision;

$160,000 – Rocass Homes, 4817 June Dr., Summerfield Manor Subdivision;

$160,000 – Golden Gate Construction, 3009 Esmeralda St., Canton Village Subdivision;

$150,000 – Peter Vargas Innovative Homes, LLC, 2315 Chance Dr., Camden Village Subdivision;

$150,000 – Rubén Limas, Jr., 1814 Ascot Dr., Windsor Place at The Lakes Subdivision;

$140,000 – Peter Vargas Innovative Homes, LLC, 3110 Manchester Dr., Camden Village Subdivision;

$137,000 – Arqcarpa Design and Construction, 2501 Drakensburg Ave., Jackson Heights Subdivision;

$131,000 – Arqcarpa Design and Construction, 2403 McLeod Ave., Jackson Heights Subdivision;

$125,000 – West Wind Homes, 2528 Rocky Mountain Ave., Russell Park Subdivision;

$125,000 – Edel Construction, 2704 April Ave., Granite Meadows Ph. 2 Subdivision;

$120,000 – Eduardo Elizondo, 3420 Valle Cir., Sugarland Estates Subdivision;

$120,000 – Marivel Loera, 2707 E. Sequoia St., Davis Palms Subdivision;

$110,000 – Erasmo Rodríguez/Rodríguez Homes, 2403 Elbrus Ave., Jackson Heights Subdivision;

$105,600 – Carranza Development, 2805 Bobcat, The Reserves at Canton Subdivision;

$100,000 – UR Homes Texas, LLC, 3921 Revilla St., Private Valencia Subdivision;

$100,000 – West Wind Homes, 2304 Rocky Mountain Ave., Russel Park Subdivision; and

$100,000 – UR Homes Texas, LLC, 4007 Revilla St., Private Valencia Subdivision.

Multi-Family New/Addition/Remodel

For February 2018, building permits were issued for 22 multi-family residences new/addition/remodel, with 17 of those projects valued at $100,000 or higher (not including the price of the lot).

The building permits ranged from $3,980 to $350,000, and represented a total value of $3,580,543.

The building permits for the 17 structures each valued at $100,000 0r higher follow by value of the construction, name of the owner, address, and subdivision:

$350,000 – Edinburg Housing Authority, 910 S. Sugar Rd., Texas Mexican Railway Subdivision;

$330,000 – Soccorro/Juan Banda, 513 Teague Ave., Monmack Landing Subdivision;

$230,000 – RBR Development & Investments, LLC, 413 Downing Ave., Monmack Landing Subdivision;

$200,000 – Jugas Investments, LLC, 3610 Valeria St., Monmack Place Phase 1 Subdivision;

$200,000 – Jugas Investments, LLC, 3708 Valeria St., Monmack Place Phase 1 Subdivision;

$200,000 – Jugas Investments, LLC, 3701 Paola St., Monmack Place Phase 1 Subdivision;

$200,000 – Jugas Investments, LLC, 3705 Paola St., Monmack Place Phase 1 Subdivision;

$200,000 – Elimar Investments, LLC, 3601 Valeria St., Monmack Place Subdivision;

$200,000 – Jugas Investments, LLC, 3605 Valeria St., Monmack Place Phase 1 Subdivision;

$200,000 – Jugas Investments, LLC, 3611 Paola St., Monmack Place Phase 1 Subdivision;

$200,000 – Jugas Investments, LLC, 3704 Valeria St., Monmack Place Phase 1 Subdivision;

$200,000 – César González, 3409 Aurora Ln. Tulipan Villas Subdivision;

$196,563 – Isabel Salinas, 3315 Stephen Dr., Wisconsin Heights Subdivision;

$190,000 – Almar, LLC, 2804 Wolverine St., The Reserves at Canton Subdivision;

$190,000 – El Piloto Enterprises, LLC, 2010 Lacywood, Mesquite Ridge Subdivision;

$150,000 – Bemas Properties, 504 Downing Ave., Monmack Landing Ph. 1 Subdivision; and

$120,000 – Avanti Apartments, 1215 E. Owassa, Avanti East Subdivision.

Commercial New Construction

For February 2018, there were five building permits issued by the city for new commercial construction, with four of those permits for work valued at $100,ooo or higher.

The building permits for the four structures valued at $100,000 or higher follow by value of the construction, name of the owner, address, and subdivision. Those four building permits, which do not include the price of the lot, are:

$1,500,000 – RMJ Investments, 1761 W. Trenton, Concord Plaza Subdivision;

$850,000 – 2293 W. 190th, LLC, 3832 McColl Rd., Rubiano-McColl Subdivision;

$412,000 – Jorge Lopez, 101 Pennsoil Loop, 281 Industrial Park Subdivision; and

$200,000 – Dan Damon, 508 W. Trenton Rd., Ste. F, Edinburg Plaza Subdivision.

The total value for construction of the five buildings was $3,042,000.

Residential Additions/Repairs

For February 2018, there was no residential additions/repairs project valued at $100,000 or higher, issued a building permit by the city.

In all, there were 51 residential additions/repairs projects authorized for that month, ranging from $280 to $40,000, for a total value of $302,985. 

Commercial Additions/Repairs

For February 2018, there were 26 commercial additions/repairs which were issued building permits by the city.

The building permits, which do not include the price of the lot, ranged from $100 to $373,100, and represented a total value of $928,516.

Of the 26 commercial additions/repairs for which building permits were issued, three were for construction valued at $100,000 or higher.

The building permits for the three structures valued at $100,000 or higher follow by value of the construction, name of the owner, address, and subdivision:

$373,100 – Texas Tropical MHMR, 1901 S. 24th Ave., Tropical Texas Center Subdivision;

$150,000 – H.E.B. Grocery Company, 2700 W. Freddy González Dr., Tex Mex Subdivision; and

$137,000 – H.E.B Grocery Company, 1212 S. Closner Blvd., Country Club Place Subdivision.

Non-Taxable Additions/Remodel

For February 2018, there were four non-taxable addition/remodel issued building permits by the city.

The building permits, which do not include the price of the lot, ranged from $800 to $17,600, and represented a total value of $24,850.

Non-Taxable New Construction

For February  2018, there was no building permit issued for non-taxable new construction.

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JANUARY 2018 CITY BUILDING PERMITS, $100,000 AND HIGHER

For January 2018, total construction activities in Edinburg were valued at $16,181,252.

The top construction projects in Edinburg for January 2018, not including the price of the respective lots, were: 

$6,320,000 – JTMR, KKC, 5348 S. Sugar Rd., The Villages of Sugar Rd. Ph. 2 Subdivision (Multi-Family New/Addition/Remodel);

$2,125,616 – Memorial Middle School, 3105 N. Doolittle Rd., Tex-Mex Subdivision (Non-Taxable Addition/Remodel); and

$850,000 – William Yoder, 3010 W. University Dr., Hacienda Ford Subdivision (Commercial Additions/Repairs).

Single-Family Residences New Construction

For January 2018, there were 30 single-family residences issued building permits by the city.

The building permits, which do not include the price of the lot, ranged from $3,000 to $448,000, and represented a total value of $3,968,905.

Of the 30 single-family residences for which building permits were issued, 21 of them were for construction each valued at $100,000 or higher.

The $100,000+ building permits issued follow by value of the construction, name of the owner(s), address, and subdivision:

$448,000 – José Villarreal, 2312 Arlina Dr., Los Lagos Ph. 1 Subdivision;

$270,000 – Albert Hanks, 1719 Red River Ave., Sugar Oaks Subdivision;

$200,000 – Liongate Builders, LLC, 2609 Wolverine St., The Reserves at Canton Subdivision;

$200,000 – Nutx Incorporated, 1420 N. Monmack, Tex Mex Railway Subdivision;

$185,000 – Paul Morales, 2632 Links Dr., Los Lagos Ph. 4 Subdivision;

$180,000 – Antre Homes, Inc., 3005 Red Raider Ave., The Reserves at Canton Subdivision;

$157,000 – José Arturo Guerra, Jr., 3210 Lerma Dr., Salva Tierra Subdivision;

$150,000 – DH Construction, Inc., 2403 Piquin St., Pepper Ridge Subdivision;

$140,000 – Roel Rodríguez, 3607 Frontier Dr., Stratosphere Estates Ph. 2 Subdivision;

$145,000 – Mr. Nazif, 5508 Alquids Ave., Jackson Village Ph. 3 Subdivision;

$140,000 – José Rangel, 2902 Manchester, Camden Village Subdivision;

$140,000 – Ángel M. Treviño, 2911 Red Raider Ave., The Reserves at Canton Subdivision;

$139,000 – Víctor Silva, 4210 Pedernal, Los Llanitos Subdivision;

$130,000 – Linda Duarte, 2505 Terranova Cir., Emerald Pointe Estates Ph. 1 Subdivision;

$128,160 – McKenny Glenn, Inc., 4008 Santa Fe, Santa Cruz Ph 1 Sect 1 Subdivision;

$128,000 – Guzmán Construction, LLC, 2415 Elbrus, Jackson Heights Subdivision;

$120,000 – Jaime Chávez Tuscany Custom Homes, 2910 Cuarzo St., Canton Village Subdivision;

$120,000 – Óscar Rodríguez Girasol Properties, 1203 Ricco St., Lantana Estates Subdivision;

$115,000 – Óscar Rodríguez Girasol Properties, 1413 Eva St., Lantana Estates Subdivision;

$104,000 – Guzmán Construction, LLC, 3104 Bobcat Ave., The Reserves at Canton Subdivision; and

$100,000 – Rubén Villarreal, 5409 Victory Ave., Americana Subdivision.

Multi-Family New/Addition/Remodel

For January 2018, building permits were issued for eight multi-family residences new/addition/remodel, with all of those projects valued at $100,000 or higher (not including the price of the lot).

The building permits ranged from $180,000 to $6,320,000, and represented a total value of $7,741,000.

The building permits for the eight structures each valued at $100,000 0r higher follow by value of the construction, name of the owner, address, and subdivision:

$6,320,000 – JTMR, KKC, 5348 S. Sugar Rd., The Villages of Sugar Rd. Ph. 2 Subdivision;

$295,000 – Raúl Pérez Caltia Construction, 418 Newport Ave., Monmack Landing Subdivision;

$200,000 – Geoval Construction, 515 Downing Ave., Monmack Landing Subdivision;

$195,000 – Daniel Cantú, 3605 Tinsley Ave., Monmack Landing Subdivision;

$191,000 – Mesquite Homes, LLC, 518 Carlisle Ave., Monmack Landing Subdivision;

$180,000 – Daniela Pérez DP Homes, 512 Downing Ave., Monmack Landing Subdivision;

$180,000 – Novellini Construction and Dev., 506 Teague Ave., Monmack Landing Subdivision; and

$180,000 – Novellini Construction and Dev., 510 Teague Ave., Monmack Landing Subdivision.

Commercial New Construction

For January 2018, there were three building permits issued by the city for new commercial construction, with two of those permits for work valued at $100,ooo or higher.

The building permits for the two structures valued at $100,000 or higher follow by value of the construction, name of the owner, address, and subdivision. Those two building permits, which do not include the price of the lot, are:

$235,000 – Oasis Development, 1516 W. University Dr., NCNB Subdivision; and

$150,000 – TDB Valley Development, 4125 Crosspoint Blvd., Crosspoint Business Plaza.

The total value for construction of the three buildings was $428,000.