City building permits jump to over $9 million

New water tower, senior living apartment complex push total


During a July public meeting (L-R) Charles Kucherka of Freese & Nichols, Clay Wiatrek of Landmark Structures and Rockdale City Manager Kelvin Knauf go over designs and timetables for new 500,000-gallon elevated storage tank to be constructed off Allday Street. The project is expected to cost $2.39 million. 
Reporter/Mike Brown During a July public meeting (L-R) Charles Kucherka of Freese & Nichols, Clay Wiatrek of Landmark Structures and Rockdale City Manager Kelvin Knauf go over designs and timetables for new 500,000-gallon elevated storage tank to be constructed off Allday Street. The project is expected to cost $2.39 million. Reporter/Mike Brown A new water tower on Allday Street and a correction on last month’s city permit totals have pushed Rockdale’s building permits to over $9 million dollars for the fiscal year, according to Rockdale city hall officials.

Permits issued for the month of August totaled $2,414,900, steered by a $2.39 million, 500,000-gallon, 155-foot-tall concrete and steel water tower to be built by Landmark Structures on Allday Street.

The new tower will replace the current Allday Street tower, which will be demolished after the new tower comes on line.

The schedule calls for the pedestal to be constructed in September and October, tank construction in December and the tank hoisted on top in February, 2014.

Demolition of the current tower would be sometime in May or June of next year.

CORRECTION—A correction in the city’s building permits after they had been published in The Reporter last month pushed the new Hunters Chase Apartments, a senior living community located East Belton, from a $4,500 project to a $4.5 million complex. Door Creek Construction is building it for End Game Development

The correction put July’s permit total at $ 4,831,300 from $335,800 that was originally submitted.

Those multi- million dollar projectshelpedpushRockdale’s building permit total to $9,040,345 thus far with one more month in the fiscal year.

Permits are issued at City Hall and reflect only construction in the city limits.

OTHERS—Other projects permitted for August were: Hondo Construction for Hal McKinney, 627 N. Main, roof; K&W Remodel for Joy Graham, 114 E. Cameron, remodel; Bland Construction for Billy Bland, 717 Miller, 1600 sq.ft. driveway; Jesus Luna, 359 W. Belton, moving mobile home; Rockdale Historical Society, 200 W. Milam, carport 12x24; Joaquin Gonzalez, 513 Rice, roof.


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