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Building rebound

Saturday, December 17, 2011

(Photo)
Tom Cutlip and members of his construction crew work Friday on a duplex being built on Lawrence Street in Sikeston. City officials report the 2011 construction figures have far surpassed the 2010 level with two weeks still left in the year.
(Photo by Jill Bock, Staff)
Business, residential projects increasing

scottw@standard-democrat.com

SIKESTON -- The city of Sikeston saw increases in both residential and commercial construction this year as compared with 2010.

Trey Hardy, Sikeston's community redevelopment coordinator, noted there are still two weeks left in the year so it is possible a contractor could come in and bump the figures even higher for 2011 -- but even as they are now, the numbers look good.

This year had about twice as much new home construction as last year.

In 2011, 27 new residential single-family house projects were started with a combined value of $3,188,700. Last year there were 13 with a total value of $1,862,840.

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