Construction in '80 Climbs Out of Slump
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WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 31. 1980 Shreveport Metro 3A Construction in '80 Climbs Out of Slump By BILL HENSEL Jr. Journal Staff Writer Total dollars spent for construc-tion in Shreveport during 1980 far surpassed 1979 construction thanks to an eleventh-hour $21 million build-ing permit for a medical tower here. The 1980 building permit valuation figures — which ran behind 1979 figures most of the year — totaled some $132 million this year, up about $12.5 million over 1979 figures. The statistics were released by the city's department of permits and inspections today. Commercial construction ac-counted for $20 million more this year in valuations than was the case in 1979, while residential construc-tion actually declined by about $8 million. And although construction projects classified as "single-family dwellings" declined by some $6.4 million in 1980 compared to the prior year, the number of townhouses and patio homes built this year more than doubled. The valuation of permits for sin-gle- family dwellings fell from $27.7 million to $21.3 million between 1979 (when 647 such homes were built) and 1980 (when 594 single family houses were constructed), but the worth of permits for townhouse and patio homes climbed from $2 million in 1979 to $4.3 million this year. The number of townhouses and patio homes built this year totaled 140, compared to 63 in 1979. On the residential side, additions to homes were up slightly from a valuation standpoint (from $5.2 mil-lion to $5.5 million), but repairs to homes were down substantially — from $11.1 million to $7.8 million. Commercially, the monetary worth of additions to buildings fell sharply, from $15.6 million to $5.3 million, but the number of additions increased slightly from 139 permits taken out in 1979 to to 142 permits taken out in 1980. The number of commercial re-pairs remained basically the same between 1979 and 1980. The largest single commercial project during 1980 — from a con-struction permit value standpoint — was the permit for the medical tower Type of Construction TOTAL Commercial 1980 TOTAL Commercial 1979 Offices 1980 Medical Tower 1980 Schools and Classrooms 1980 TOTAL Residential 1980 TOTAL Residential 1979 Single Family 1980 Single Family 1979 Townhouses, Patio Homes 1980 Townhouses, Patio Homes 1979 Number of Permits 1,701 1,647 28 1 7 5.102 8,309 594 647 140 63 Value of Permits $78.8 million $58 million $22.3 million $21.1 million $5.1 million $43.8 million $51& million $21.3 million $27.7 million $4.3 million $2 million at LSU Medical Center, which was taken out Nov. 3. Office construction accounted for $22.3 million in per-mits. B.P. Burnett, head of the city's department of buildings and inspec-tions, is on vacation and could not be reached for comment this morning.
|Title||Construction in '80 Climbs Out of Slump|
Hensel, Bill, Jr.
Louisiana State University Medical Center (Shreveport, La.)
K-Wing (Louisiana State University Medical Center, Shreveport)
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