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Levelland has record contraction year

The City of Levelland set a new record for construction activity last year.

City officials approved 1,046 building permits worth $31,090,467 in 2014.

That sum dwarfed the 197 permits worth $22.5 million the year before.

‘It was a great year and I’m happy to see another industry go into the Rail Park,’ said John Agnew, chief building official. ‘I’m really impressed with the building of the (Lobo) stadium and the Sports Complex. I’m really happy with how the contractors have handled those.’

The $31 million figure topped the second highest year on record. That occurred in 2011 when $23.14 million in construction activity took place in Levelland.

New home construction also improved last year compared to 2013.

Thirteen permits worth $3,511,900 were OK’d for new homes in 2014, up from nine valued at $1,560,000 the year before.

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