Water Tree led construction projects in the city of Orange during March. According to building permits, the parent company, Legacy Six Properties of Orange, is remodeling the shop at 3720 16th Street for $155,150. The company is also doing $12,850 in hurricane repairs after Laura.
A new residence valued at $150,000 is being constructed in the 2800 block of Bob Hall Road.
Otherwise, most of the permits were issued for hurricane repairs. The city council has waived building permit fees for hurricane repairs and also is allowing recreational vehicles to be in residential zones that usually prohibit them.
The apartment complex at 3322 and 3333 Ridgemont has contracts for $69,050 to re-roof nine buildings.
The hurricane repairs include $39,447 for re-roofing at Orange Stationer, 701 Division Avenue; $8,000 for re-roofing at Church of Christ, 1003 Elm Avenue; $7,000 to Cinemark Corporation to replace a fence at 3330 Bowling Lane; $16,500 for re-roofing at Orange Gospel Assembly, 1011 Cherry Avenue; and two to the city of Orange for 1901 Allie Payne Road valued at $1,266, plus 5900 Meeks Drive valued at $695.
The city issued 18 residential permits for repairs to damage caused by Laura and the February winter storm. In addition, 24 homeowners had remodeling permits with some to fix hurricane damage.
Storms were on the minds of homeowners, especially days after the winter storm. Nine got permits for electrical and gas hook-ups for generators.
Residential demolition permits were issued to El Bethel Baptist Church for 1208 Cypress Avenue, and to M.H. Outdoor LLC at 2809 Enner. Other houses being demolished were at 702 Miller, 609 Park Avenue, 2313 Fourth Street, and 1605 14th Street.
The city had a permit to demolish the former fire station at 1705 MacArthur Drive.
-Margaret Toal, KOGT-