Monday, March 13, 2000, Vol. 114, No. 49

Through the roof Through the roof January and February are very prosperous months, as builders want to get the jump on good weather ahead. In the first two months of 1999, a dozen projects with construction values of $1.5 million or more got underway. Total construction value listed on the building permits pulled was $93.9 million. Not to be outdone, nine permits were pulled in the first two months of 2000 valued at $1.5 million or more with a total construction value of $89.5 million. The Downtown ZIP code led the way with three permits valued at $53.7 million pulled in 2000. Issue date Property address Property owner Building use Construction value Jan. 20 8920 Walnut Grove Road Walnut Hill LP 360 apartments $16,800,000 Feb. 18 150 Peabody Place Tri Tech Management Entertainment/Retail $34,700,000 Jan. 18 1300 Island Drive SWH Belz Turley 217 apartments $15,100,000 Jan. 4 760 Harbor Bend Road Island Properties Multifamily $3,904,000 Feb. 10 4272 S. Mendenhall Road Protein Technologies Spray dryer enclosure $2,691,000 Feb. 18 5950 Freeport Ave. Industrial Development Storage $1,840,000 Jan. 10 5155 Citation Drive Corporate Estate Inc. Warehouse $6,000,000 Feb. 7 6075 Walnut Grove Road Baptist Memorial Hospital Parking garage $6,500,000 Jan. 4 6035 Walnut Grove Road Baptist Memorial Hospital Parking garage $2,000,000 Source: Building permits pulled at Shelby County Construction Code Enforcement between Feb. 1 and Feb. 28, 1999, and Feb. 1 and Feb. 29, 2000, which contained a construction value of $1.5 million or more, as compiled by the Daily News Online.