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Building Boom in Caledonia?

Village gets unexpected $73,000 bonus as building permits increase.

The Village of Caledonia budget is getting an unexpected boost due to an increase in building in the area.

This year, Caledonia budgeted $85,000 income for building permits but thanks to increases in both residential and non-residential building permits, the village has collected $158,000, $73,000 more than expected, according to the village.

Recent permit activities included permits for $5 million expansion, Siena on the Lake's $45 million project and additions of buildings for Parkview Senior Apartments, Village Administrator Mark Janiuk said.

“We’ve seen a slight uptick in residential and non-residential permits,” Janiuk said.

Part of the reason for the unexpectedness of the increase was because of conservative budgeting for the recession.

“Historically, before the great recession, that (amount) would not have been unexpected. After the great recession, building activity really went down so we budgeted conservatively," Janiuk said.

For 2013, the village budgeted $110,000 for building permits.

“We anticipate continued construction activities. How much is hard to predict because it depends on the overall state of the economy,” Janiuk said.

melissa Warner December 14, 2012 at 03:52 PM
good news! and isn't this approximately the $$ Caledonia would see in taxes from proposed WM?
Caledonia Retiree December 15, 2012 at 12:09 AM
While the recession was bad as it negatively affected so many people, the one big plus I saw was the end to "urban sprawl" and all the proposed subdivisions in the rural areas of the Village that we didn't need. Hopefully, most of the new construction was as indicated in the article.
Tansandy December 15, 2012 at 03:02 PM
No, what really happened was Moe, Larry, and Curly in the Engineering dept finally got out some building permits after sitting on them for 90 days.

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