Building permits near $36M for February
Building permits approached $36 million in February, with the new public safety facility accounting for the bulk of the value.
The 107,000-square-foot public safety center which will house a new police station, fire station, city jail and municipal court is under construction at 100 S. Railroad Street. The permit is valued at $33,765,447.
New home construction continued to be in the doldrums. The city issued one permit for a new single-family home valued at $225,000.
The largest commercial permit, valued at $767,000, was for replacement of windows at MacArthur High School, 4400 E. Gore. It is one of several window replacement projects planned for Lawton Public Schools.
Permits also were issued for the city's two Wal-Mart stores to create drive-through facilities for customers to pick up groceries they've ordered online. The permits are valued at $291,000 at 6301 Quanah Parker Trailway and $187,000 at 1002 N. Sheridan.