Baton Rouge Real Estate
On the commercial side, the largest project to be permitted was the new $54.4 million Lee High campus, on whic hofficials broke ground earlier this month. The second most valuable commercial project receiving a permit last month, at $2.5 million, is the new three-story, 32,000-square-foot office of attorney Gordon McKernan that's under development on a 1.1-acre tract on Hilton Avenue, adjacent to the Baton Rouge Marriott. Most permits issued by DPW each month fall under the miscellaneous category, for things such as occupancies and reinspections, as well as electrical, plumbing and HVAC projects
A total of 1,925 permits were issued last month, or about 6% more than the 1,819 issued in May 2013. Year to date, permitting in the parish is up about 3.6%, with 9,222 issued during the first five months of this year, compared to 8,902 last year.