BELOIT — Residential and commercial growth remained relatively steady in the Beloit area compared to the previous year.
In the City of Beloit, 10 single-family home building permits were approved in 2016. Four commercial building permits also were approved. The total number of approved permits in 2016 was 1,009, for a construction value of $17.8 million.
In 2015, 1,002 permits were approved for a construction value of $37.8 million. Director of Planning and Building Services Drew Pennington said that this discrepancy in value was due primarily to a $17 million facility permitted in 2015 to Pratt Industries. Six single-family homes and 10 new commercial structures, including the Pratt Industries facility, were approved in 2015.
No multi-family buildings were permitted in either year.
In the Town of Beloit in 2015, three single-family homes, three duplexes and three commercial buildings were issued permits. In 2016, five single-family homes, three duplexes and two new commercial buildings were approved. No dwellings of three or more families were approved in either year.
In the Village of Rockton, building permits remained relatively steady. There were 15 single-family home building permits issued in 2016, compared to 16 in 2015. One four-unit multi-family building was constructed in 2016, and no multi-family buildings were constructed in 2015. The village also had one commercial building permit issued in 2015, and none in 2016.
In Roscoe, there was a slight uptick in single-family home building permits issued from four in 2015 to 13 in 2016. One multi-family home building permit was issued in 2015 and none were issued in 2016. Two commercial building permits were approved in 2015 and four more were approved in 2016.
In South Beloit, two single-family building permits were issued in 2016, one of which was the moving of a mobile home. One commercial building permit also was approved and no permits were approved in 2015, according to Winnebago County records.