HARLINGEN - The number of building permits issued in the first two months of the year increased from a year ago, but the value of new construction projects remains about the same.
Among the larger commercial projects is the remodeling of the H-E-B supermarket at Expressway 77, where the grocer is spending $3.1 million to expand departments. The completion date is set for late October.
H-E-B’s building permit application was one of 103 issued in January and February, for projects totaling $5.6 million. A year ago, 83 building permits were issued in the first two months of the year, totaling $5.9 million.
Other new commercial construction projects include:
And a 100-room Marriott Residence Inn is planned for land near Bass Pro Shops.
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