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Building Permits

Following are Allen County building permits for commercial and residential buildings and additions of $30,000 or more issued recently. The residential building cost is the builder’s estimate and does not include land. The commercial building value is the total cost.

Fort Wayne

Aboite Township

Design by Budrow, 403 Chestnut Forest Cove, residential wood-frame addition, $42,000

Carriage Place Homes Inc., 2003 Lake Front Drive, residential wood-frame building, $240,000

Tredway Pools Plus Inc., 1717 Sycamore Hills Drive, residential swimming pool, $61,000

Perry Township

American Renovations Inc., 3900 Hursh Road, commercial wood-frame building, $87,490

Wayne Township

R.D. Smith Custom Builders Inc., 3413 N. Anthony Blvd., commercial masonry remodeling, $40,000

C.M.S. Roofing Inc., 2200 Randallia Drive, commercial masonry tear-off, $234,160

Art Bunt Homes Inc., 5988 W. Jefferson Blvd., commercial remodeling, $50,000

Ciocca Cleaning and Restoration, 3412 Parnell Ave., residential wood-frame repair, $38,140

Protechs Inc., 1345 Park Ave., residential wood-frame remodeling, $42,000

Michael Krucina, 2010 Pemberton Drive, residential wood-frame garage, $35,000

Allen County

Aboite Township

Lancia Homes, 1005 Woodland Pass, residential wood-frame building, $201,000

Lancia Homes, 15222 Cypress Pointe Drive, residential wood-frame building, $165,000

Adams Township

James S. Jackson Co. LLC, 4429 Allen Martin Drive, commercial steel building, $1,500,000

Heller & Sons Inc., 10221 Windsail Cove, residential wood-frame building, $200,000

Lafayette Township

S&A Home Improvements, 15930 Indianapolis Road, residential wood-frame addition, $43,000

Lake Township

Dream Style Homes by MS, 3011 Centre St., residential addition, $43,000

Lancia Homes, 7127 Stahlhut Road, residential wood-frame building, $161,000

Milan Township

Smothers/Schmucker, 16908 Hamptons Parkway, residential wood-frame building, $135,000

Perry Township

Lancia Homes, 3205 Troutwood Drive, residential wood-frame building, $156,600

Lancia Homes, 12076 Painted Peak Cove, residential wood-frame building, $172,240