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January 17, 2012

Joplin building permits top $268 million since May 22

JOPLIN, Mo. — The jackhammer pace of construction in Joplin since May 22 shows no signs of letting up.

Building permits totaling $68 million were filed with the city of Joplin in November. That number includes $42 million for the temporary hospital that is under construction at 2817 St. John’s Blvd.

Building permits totaling $23.1 million were filed in December, bringing the two-month total to $91.1 million.

That comes on the heels of $177.4 million in permits filed from June through October.

That brings construction in the seven months since the tornado to more than $268.5 million, based on city permits, for an average of about $38.4 million per month. The total includes several big box projects, such as the Wal-Mart Supercenter, Home Depot and Academy Sports & Outdoors, all on Range Line Road.

Still on the horizon are many large church and school projects. Also on the horizon is what will be Mercy Hospital Joplin at 50th Street and Hearnes Boulevard, the eventual replacement for St. John’s Regional Medical Center.

Some Range Line merchants plan to open in the next week or so, including Payless ShoeSource, 1502 S. Range Line Road.

Jerry Garrison, superintendent with Plowman Construction Co., of Olathe, Kan., said crews are nearing the finish line for the shoe store, which will likely open Jan. 27.

“We don’t anticipate any problems,” Garrison said. “The weather has helped us immensely. You don’t normally see this in January anywhere.”

Academy Sports & Outdoors plans to reopen on Jan. 27.

Permits for 100 new single-family homes in Joplin were filed in November and December, bringing the total number of new-home permits in the city limits since May 22 to 541.

But a city official on Tuesday cautioned that the number of permits for new homes could be artificially low because some permits that have been classified as “repairs” are actually “rebuilds.”

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