According to the Franklin County Building Department, an estimated $50.4 million in new residential construction will be linked to 195 permits issued in 2017. 

Overall the number of construction permits issued in Franklin County increased by almost 100 over last year with 861 permits issued for projects totalling $97,243,930, which is a more than $43 million increase over 2016.

Second to residential permits were 109 issued for residential additions and modifications totaling $5,698,500 and 105 permits for other nonresidential buildings valued at $3,748,740.

Other 2017 permits and the costs of their projects include:

• Two-family building, three, $785,000;

• Amusement, social and recreational, eight, $2,386,500;

• Industrial, two, $435,000;

• Public works, 21, $1,061,000;

• Schools and educational, four, $565,000;

• Stores and customer services, two, $123,000;

• Structures other than buildings, 22, $364,500;

• Nonresidential additions, modifications, five, $248,000;

• Garages and carports, 48, $1,946,740; and 

• Commercial storage buildings, seven, $29,415,000.

In addition to physical structures, 216 electrical, 90 sewer and 24 permits for manufactured homes were also issued.

2016

The overall value of new residential structures jumping to more than $50 million in 2017, the average cost of a new constructed home in Franklin County is $258,804.

Construction valuation for single-family dwellings in 2016 totaled $39,719,100.

The estimated value for homes built in 2015 amounted to $30,395,910.