A bank remodeling project more than doubled the year-to-date value of construction projects in Parsons.

The city of Parsons issued nine building permits in September for a total valuation of $1,615,905. That compares to $630,050 in September 2018. The year-to-date total construction valuation reached $2,977,685.50. The running tally after August was only $1,361,780.50.

A project for Great Southern Bank accounted for most of the construction valuation listed on last month’s building permit report. Great Southern is planning a remodeling of its main bank at 1900 Main St. Most of the work will revolve around adding a drive-thru facility at the building that hasn’t had one for many years. The city deeded about half of the public parking lot south of the building to Great Southern so that the bank can use it for drive-thru lanes with vacuum tubes leading into the building. The project is valued at $1.5 million.

Another commercial project listed on the September report is a $37,000 building addition for the Pete’s convenience store at 1430 Main St.

The year-to-date total after September 2018 was $10,882,085.29. Last year’s total received a big boost in June from the beginning of the Holiday Inn Express project at 1500 Cattle Drive and an adjacent conference center. The hotel and conference center are expected to be completed by the end of this year.

Other projects permitted last month were:

— Roof replacement, $6,000.

— Home addition measuring 15 feet by 13 feet, 10 inches, $13,130.

— Detached garage, $44,000.

— Wheelchair ramp, $2,500.

— Pre-fabricated shed measuring 8 feet by 12 feet, $2,275.

— House remodeling and demolition of wood rot, $3,000.

— Carport, concrete slab, sidewalks, patio, $8,000.

The city also issued demolition permits for five city-owned homes at 1620-1628 Belmont Ave. and 310 S. 17th St. and for the removal of an in-ground pool.

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