Manteca is on track for another record year of new construction.
The city issued 273 building permits in April valued at $21.1 million to bring the running total for the first four months of 2018 to $99.9 million.
Given that Manteca is just a third of the way through the year and that the first permits for the biggest project ever in Manteca — the $150 million Great Wolf Resort indoor water park — will be issued in the coming months as the 500-room hotel moves toward a mid-summer groundbreaking, Manteca is likely to easily eclipse the new construction record of $228 million established in 2017.
The biggest permit in April was for the 2,852-square-foot Habit Burger Grill at 1325 East Yosemite adjacent in Panera Bread. The building and site improvements are costing $1.25 million.
The Habit Burger Grill got its start in 1969 in Santa Barbara where it sold burgers and malts for 24 cents each. The Irvine-based firm is now pushing 200 locations. The closest to Manteca are in Modesto, Stockton, Turlock, Livermore, and Pleasanton.
Consumer Reports claims the restaurant that built its reputation on chargrilling makes the best tasting burger in America. The menu includes burgers, sandwiches, salads, sides, and frozen treats.
It will also include a 309-square-foot patio for outdoor dining and a drive-thru window.
April saw 63 more single family homes started with a collective construction value of $21.1 million or an average of $335,034 per home. That represents just the housing lot construction costs and not any of the expense of building the other subdivision infrastructure or the average of $42,000 in growth fees a typical new home pays. The average square footage of new homes started in April is 3,324 square feet.
The biggest permit so far in 2018 is for the 565,580-square-foot building shell for a distribution center on Louise Avenue west of the Manteca Unified School District office that will house a Medline medical supplies operation behind the Amazon Prime distribution center. The value of the shell permit is $31.4 million.
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