Construction projects in Creston dropped dramatically in the last two months of 2011, leaving the year-end total about $700,000 short of 2010 building permit values.
“December was a very quiet month,” building inspector Ross Beddoes told town council at the Jan. 31 regular meeting. “The only permit issued was for the Ricky’s restaurant beside the new Ramada Inn, for $306,000.”
That project brought the 2011 total value of building permits to $11,181,850, about two-thirds of which was attributed to the Ramada Inn construction, valued at $7.773 million. Residential permits ran to about $2.3 million in 2011.