Building permits slump in Corinth

By The Associated Press

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — With few new residential and commercial starts, remodeling projects dominated the third quarter of building activity in Corinth.

The Daily Corinthian reports ( ) the city issued permits for construction jobs valued at slightly more than $2 million from July through September, down 35 percent from the third quarter of 2011. Last year’s figure included a large permit for a hospital project.

Housing starts continued at a slow pace, with one new construction permit in September and none in July and August. The third quarter of 2011 also saw just one new home start.

Activity in the commercial sector included a restaurant.

The Corinth School District had the biggest project value of the quarter with roof work at Corinth Middle School.

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