Officials pose for a photo Tues., June 6, 2017, during the ground breaking ceremony at the site for the new Erlanger Children's Hospital on Third Street in Chattanooga, Tenn. The $40 million, three-story building on the corner of Third and Palmetto streets is scheduled to open in 18 months.

The most expensive building permits granted by the city of Chattanooga for new building projects in 2017 were for:

1. Erlanger Children's Hospital outpatient center at 900 E. 3rd Street by McCarthy Building Companies, $29 million.

2. A 190-unit, four-story apartment and parking garage at 328 Cherokee Boulevard by Morgan Construction Company, $28.3 million.

3. UTC apartment complex with 456 beds in 138 units, plus a 330-space parking garage, at 1001 McCallie Avenue by M.A.P. Enterprises Inc., $25 million.

4. Erlanger and Acadia HealthCare joint venture for an 88-bed psychiatric hospital at Holtzclaw and Citico Avenues by Layton Construction Company, $15.8 million

5. Read House hotel renovation and upgrade at 827 Broad Street by T.U. Parks Construction Company, $13.8 million.

6. Renovation and upgrade of 200 apartments in 63 buildings at Cromwell Hills by the Chattanooga Housing Authority at 3940 Camellia Drive, $11.1 million.

7. Baylor School expansion and building at 171 Baylor School Road by Morgan Construction, $10.4 million.

8. New four-story Moxey hotel at 1220 King Street by Gcc Construction, $10.2 million.

9. Aircraft hangar at 5900 Pinehurst Avenue by Talley Construction, $9.6 million

10. Erlanger East and medical office building at 1751 Gunbarrel Road, $9.3 million.

Source: Chattanooga Land Development Office, Building Inspection Department