Officials in Red Bank and Soddy-Daisy say their cities have seen recent increases in building permits for residential properties, a trend that seems to be reflected in other parts of north Hamilton County.
Soddy-Daisy City Commissioner Geno Shipley said at the board's Oct. 5 meeting that in September the city issued building permits for $1.5 million in construction or remodeling work, roughly $478,000 more than the average for the previous eight months. According to Soddy-Daisy City Recorder Burt Johnson, from January to September the city issued $8,362,463 worth of such permits.
Johnson said four new residential developments are planned in the city within the next few years. Among them is a residential development of 33 homes by developer William Hedgecoth behind the former Tavern Sports Bar property at 12130 Dayton Pike on the city's north end.