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County building totals decline, fewer major projects in 2012

With no wind farms under construction during the past year, Boone County’s total building permit values declined substantially in 2012.
The past year’s building permits countywide totaled just $10,790,832, only about 15 percent of the $71.1 million total recorded in 2011.
But 2011 was a banner year for construction that included $56.27 million in value from the Third Planet Windpower wind farm, which was completed and commissioned in October of 2011.
In 2012, St. Edward had a big year for commercial construction due to a $3 million expansion of the Green Plains Renewable Energy elevator (formerly JW Grain), and the City of Albion noted an increase in residential construction values as compared to the previous year.
Details in the Jan. 9 Albion News Print & Electronic Editions.

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