Red Bank, Soddy-Daisy seeing home building permits boom

Soddy-Daisy commissioners discuss amending the city's zoning ordinance to reduce the minimum lot frontage requirement. From left are City Recorder Burt Johnson, Commissioner Geno Shipley, Vice Mayor Patti Skates, City Manager Janice Cagle, Mayor Rick Nunley, City Attorney Sam Elliott and Commissioners Jim Adams and Robert Cothran.

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.