Corpus Christi $14M in permits: double domes, sports complexCorpus Christi $14M in permits: double domes, sports complexhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=31102014-09-10T14:37:00Z2014-09-10T09:00:00Z

CORPUS CHRISTI - Disaster domes are among six new projects and seven construction permits totaling nearly $14.4 million issued last week.

Federal dollars for disaster emergency domes have bolstered the city's development action by more than $8.5 million.

Permits were issued for construction to start on Calallen ISD's $4.6 million sports complex, which doubles as a Federal Emergency Management Agency dome.

Tuloso-Midway ISD's dome and adjunct mechanical room projects also hit the books for a combined $3.9 million.

The two school districts teamed with Del Mar College, Corpus Christi International Airport and City officials two years ago to seek federal grants for area multipurpose disaster shelters.

The grant program, Taxes Safe Shelter Initiative, was created in 2010 after Hurricane Ike to fund safe spaces for first responders to use during a natural disaster.

The other big money project is South Texas Lighthouse for the Blind's $2.9 million, more than 69,000-sf steel warehouse and manufacturing building. It will offer space for the nonprofit to add about 20 additional employees.

Hooten Industrial and TNT Pipe Services got the go-ahead on their individual plans for new six-figure steel buildings to pump services into the fuel industry.

CRT Flooring Concepts was approved to spend $130,000 for construction of a 10,000-sf showroom space in the 5600 block of Holly Rd.

Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Corpus Christi
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