New Dealership

Construction continues on the new Mike Carpino Ford dealership at 2800 N. 16th St.

Two big projects in October drove the valuation of construction to over $2 million for the month.

The city of Parsons issued only seven building permits in October, but the estimated valuation reached $2,075,057, up from just $89,743.62 in October 2019. The year-to-date total after last month was $6,973,809.23, more than double 2019’s $3,067,429.12 after the first 10 months.

By far the biggest project permitted in October was the construction of a new dealership for Mike Carpino Ford at 2800 N. 16th St. The permit was issued to Mike and Lynn Carpino for a 13,200-square-foot dealership with a large showroom and concrete parking lot. Valuation was listed at $1.8 million. The dealership will be located on the west side of the road just north of the on-ramp for U.S. 400. Mike Carpino Ford will vacate its current location at 1100 Main St. when the new dealership is ready.

The city also issued a permit for a farm heritage museum at 1815 Grand Ave. Construction of the 12,000-square-foot building is valued at $225,000. The new museum is expected to open in the spring.

Residential projects permitted in October were:

— New vinyl-coated chain-link fence, $3,000.

— New 16-foot by 40-foot by 8-foot shed, $5,000.

— Re-roof of house, tear-off and replace shingles only, $8,357.

— Re-roof shed, change to metal, $2,000.

— New 6-foot wooden privacy fence, 50-foot stretch, $1,700.

The city also issued a demolition permit to Rosalie Janssen for a house at 2317 Corning Ave.

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