A nearly $1.2 million city building permit for the remodeling of the Imperial Building at 110 Third St. into apartments and new retail space topped new construction activity in Henderson and Henderson County last month.
Imperial Group Ltd. secured the permit and for weeks has had a crew installing framing, which is nearly complete, according to partner Casey Todd. Plumbing and electrical work began this week.
Plans call for 16 apartment-style riverside condos, all with two bedrooms and two baths and ranging from 1,000 to 1,400 square feet, according to Todd. All will feature balconies on both the river and the Main Street sides of the building.
Dunaway’s Pharmacy remains in the Imperial Building, which opened more than 50 years ago as a medical office building. Core Chiropractic is also slated to locate on the river side of the building, and talks are continuing with two other prospective retail tenants, according to Todd.
The completion date is targeted for late February or early March 2023, he said.
In April, Imperial Group was granted a $280,000 commercial demolition permit for gutting the building to prepare for the remodeling that’s ongoing.
One other sizable project was a $200,000 permit issued last month to 42420H LLC for ongoing commercial remodeling of the former bank building at 208 N. Main St. that is being converted into an event venue.
No permits were issued last month for new single-family homes in either the city or county, compared with three in August 2021.
So far this year, permits have been issued for 22 new homes, compared with 37 during the same period last year.
The total value of all new construction in the city and county so far this year is nearly $165.8 million, mostly because of a $125 million permit issued for constructing of the Pratt Paper used corrugated box recycling mill under construction along the Kentucky 425/South Bypass.
Excluding that big project, the value of all construction authorized by the city and county codes office so far this year totals $40.8 million, compared with $22.9 million during the same period last year.
Here are permits issued by the city and county last month:
Antennas: City of Henderson, 1449 Corporate Ct., $40,000; Shields Developers LLC, 220 Priest St., $24,000; and City of Henderson, 343 Starlite Dr., $20,000.
Commercial accessory: Home Oil & Gas Co., 1356 Commonwealth Dr., $100,000.
Commercial addition: Robert Cornbleet, 524 Harding Ave., $20,000.
Commercial remodel: El Primero LLC, 122 First St., $15,000; Housing Authority of Henderson, 7 Lawndale Ct., $90,000; 42420H LLC, 208 N. Main St., $200,000; The Imperial Group LLC, 110 Third St., $1.2 million; Jay Patel, 702 N. Green St., $50,000.
Commercial demolition: Community United Methodist Hospital Inc., 1401 N. Elm St, $110,863.
Single-family residential demolition: Deborah and Virgil R. Turner Jr., 405 Fagan St., $5,600; Larry M. Green Sr., 828 Powell St., $7,000; and Roger and Mary Lou Blake, 1206 Young St., $1,000.
Single-family residential accessory: Veronica C. and Scott P. Collins, 2348 Cobblestone Dr., $17,000; Jennifer M. and Jessica A. Obert, 1116 Oakcrest Ct., $3,000; Corey Duncan, 15 Clore Ct., $7,500; Ashleigh Dodge, 1525 Roosevelt St., $1,300; Jason S. and Jennifer A. Lucas, 2924 Briarcliff Trail, $8,000; and Judith A. Whobrey, 528 N. Ingram St., $5,700.Signs: Ekadashi Inc., 1500 N. Green St., $41,000; Dan Fritts Properties Inc., 1347 Washington St., $2,000; Susan A. Cox, 335 Kentucky 2084-South, $10,000; Ken’s Signs, 2749 U.S. 41-North, $6,761; and Sign Crafters Inc., 1646 Second St., n/a.
Total: $1.9 million
Commercial: American Tower/AT&T, 3139 U.S. 41 North, $25,000; and Dish Wireless, 8253 Wathen Lane, $20,000.
Raze & remove: Henderson City-County Airport, 2880 Kentucky 136 West, $4,000.
Garage/utility buildings: James D Wood, 6367 Kentucky 351, $30,000; and Joseph D Lewis, 2537 Mill St. $39,077.
Miscellaneous: Kris Beickman, 6150 Roberts Road, $86,000; James Butler, 15979 Middle Delaware Road, $80,000; and Barbara Griffith, 727 Woodspoint Dr., $35,000.
This article originally appeared on Henderson Gleaner: Remodeling permit secured for Imperial Building project in Henderson