Joplin construction driven by large commercial projects

3 years 1 month 2 weeks ago Monday, April 06 2015 Apr 6, 2015 Monday, April 06, 2015 10:29:00 AM CDT April 06, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

JOPLIN (AP) - Joplin has seen more than $1.1 billion in repairs and new construction since a May 2011 tornado devastated parts of the city.

While new homes and businesses in the tornado zone continue, large commercial projects are driving construction in the city this year.

The Joplin Globe reports building permit reports show the new Joe Becker Stadium, with a permit valued at $4.7 million, was the leading project in February.

A $4.4 million permit was issued in February for a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market in the tornado zone. In January, a $4.7 million permit was filed for the Bill and Virginia Leffen Center for Autism to replace one destroyed in the tornado.

The city issued 82 permits in February with a total construction value of $15.3 million.

 

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