KILLEEN - Although the total number of permits in Killeen nearly doubled in 2014 over 2013, the number of single-family home and new commercial permits declined.
In 2013, the city issued 7,572 permits, valued at $209.7 million.
That number nearly doubled with 14,250 permits issued in 2014 with a $237.6 million total value.
A hailstorm that pelted much of Central Texas in late March is a big factor in the increased number of permits issued by the city.
The city issued 6,981 single-family and multifamily home-remodeling permits with a value of $46.2 million, up from the 1,073 remodeling permits issued in 2013 at a $5.7 million value.
Although the number of remodeling permits increased significantly, the number of single-family home permits showed a slight decrease.
The city issued 834 permits in 2014 at a total value of $122.1 million. In 2013, the city issued 893 permits totaling $127.2 million.
Killeen issued 20 new commercial permits in 2014 — two fewer than in 2013 — with a $20.5 million total value.
Commercial permit values and projects included
CVS Pharmacy at $1.4 million,
Gander Mountain at $4.3 million,
Walmart at $6.4 million, and
In-N-Out Burger for $1.2 million.
Killeen issued 22 new commercial permits in 2013 with a $32.3 million total value.