City issues more building permits in April then one year ago

The City of Alpena issued more building permits in April then during the same time last year.

A total of 34 permits were issued last month for projects valued at nearly $531,000. That compares to April 2020 when the pandemic was emerging and just 13 permits were issued for projects valued at $383,000.

The majority of permits issued in April, 31, were for residential projects such as replacing roofs and windows.

The largest permit of $160,000 was issued to South Shore Six, LLC for the creation of a dental office and clinic inside the building at 805 W. Chisholm Street, located next to John Boy’s restaurant.

Blarney Castle Oil pulled a nearly $77,000 permit for the remodel of the BP gas station, also on Chisholm.

The city has issued 105 permits through the first four months of the year for projects valued at $8.25 million. That compares to the same timeframe last year when 70 permits were issued for projects of $1.83 million.

The city has collected permit fees of $72,686. Last year the fee total stood at $18,468 at the end of April.