Building projects setting record pace in Jonesboro

Building projects setting record pace in Jonesboro
St. Bernard's Heartcare Center opens (Source: KAIT)
St. Bernard's Heartcare Center opens (Source: KAIT)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Building projects are soaring in the city of Jonesboro during the first five months of 2018, according to Talk Business and Politics.

Since Jan. 1, the city's issued over $177 million in permits, which is $30 million more than the entire 2017 calendar year.

Residential building permits for the first five months of 2018 totaled $27 million, up 35% compared to the same period in 2017.

St. Bernards contributed to the momentum with the completion of the second of a four-phase plan to renovate its entire campus. The $137.5 million project is expected to be complete by the end of 2019.

The convention center project on the Arkansas State University campus also contributed. O'Reilly Hospitality Management broke ground in February on the proposed $60 million project.

"It's looking good," Harold Perrin, mayor of Jonesboro, said. "We are doing good on building permit, we have a lot of new subdivisions being built, our population continues to grow."

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