December 20, 2014

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Avon’s growth expected to continue

A groundbreaking was held for the Marriott Resident Inn in Avon on May 1. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

A groundbreaking was held for the Marriott Residence Inn in Avon on May 1. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

AVON — The value of commercial permits issued in the city is on track to exceed $100 million in 2014.

Avon Finance Director Bill Logan said about $53 million in commercial and industrial projects are under construction in the city.

Logan said key projects include The Woods of Avon nursing home and Cambria Suites Hotel and Residence Inn. Smaller-scale commercial projects include Auto Zone, Mr. Tire, Aldi, Bar 145 and Winking Lizard.

“If some of these larger projects like the Cleveland Clinic expansion and new rehab center get underway here this year, we could surpass $100 million,” Logan said.

According to information in the city’s annual financial reports, Avon has seen 20 businesses open and 18 additions or expansions to businesses since 2007.

Logan said commercial development eases tax burdens on citizens.

“It’s certainly great for the commercial tax base so that hopefully our residents don’t have to pay higher taxes for services and amenities throughout the city,” he said.

New-home construction permits continue to hold steady, according to information in the annual financial reports from the past seven years.

Logan said 72 home permits have been issued so far in 2014. He said if things keep pace, new-home construction in the city will surpass last year’s total of 122 permits.

Avon Mayor Bryan Jensen said the valuation of new commercial and industrial developments in Avon, as well as new home construction permits issued this year, is a sign of continued growth and success.

“We’ll have over $100 million in new development this year alone, which is huge,” Jensen said.

Contact Jon Wysochanski at 329-7123 or jwysochanski@chroniclet.com. Follow him on Twitter @JonWysochanski. 

Commercial permit valuations 2007-13

  • 2007 — $42.1 million
  • 2008 — $31.3 million
  • 2009 — $14.9 million
  • 2010 — $72.0 million
  • 2011 — $5.62 million
  • 2012 — $34.9 million
  • 2013 — $37.4 million

Home permit totals and valuation 2007-13

  • 2007 — 179 for $36.9 million
  • 2008 — 142 for $36.5 million
  • 2009 — 115 for $32.8 million
  • 2010 — 146 for $41.7 million
  • 2011 — 113 for $35.0 million
  • 2012 — 96 for $29.5 million
  • 2013 — 122 for $45.6 million

SOURCE: City of Avon