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Posted on: May 16, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Community Development Report for April

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The Construction Activity Report for April was released Friday, May 10, by the Community Development Department. Summary highlights and comparisons in the April report include:

  • The year-to-date permit valuation is $57.2 million, compared to $61.1 in 2018. The total permit valuation is a decrease of approximately 6 percent.
  • The April 2019 Construction Activity Report shows development interest by investors with a valuation figure of approximately $16.2 million.
  • In April 2019, nine new commercial permits were issued with a permit valuation of $3.9 million. The commercial permit valuation is an increase of approximately 2 percent. In April 2018, eight commercial permits were issued, with a permit valuation of $3.3 million.
  • Residential Single-Family Dwelling permits for April 2019 were 48 permits vs, 49 permits in April 2018. Single Family Dwelling building permits in April 2019 were a decrease of approximately 2 percent.

The April Monthly Development Activity Report is provided below.

April 2019 Monthly Development Activity Report

The month of April 2019 resulted in a total permit valuation of $16,275,947 for all permit types.  

During the month of April one permit for new commercial construction was issued.  Additionally, one permit for a commercial addition and seven permits for commercial alterations were issued.  Three of which have a reported valuation of $100,000 or greater.  Information related to these permits is provided in the table below.


Permit No.

Proposed Use

Reported Valuation

Council District

2000 N Telshor Blvd.


Commercial Addition/ The Power Center



2541 E. Lohman Ave.


Commercial Alteration/ Target



1125 S. Main St.


Commercial Alteration/Foundation Repair



1763 E. University Ave., #A


Commercial Alteration/ Domino’s Pizza Bakery



741 N. Alameda Blvd.


Commercial Alteration/ A Bite of Belgium



505 S. Main St. #121


Commercial Alteration/ Office



510 S. Main St


Commercial Alteration/ Office



271 Paseo De Dia


Commercial Alteration/ Office



1400 E. Lohman Ave.


Commercial New/Chavez Taqueria





48 Permits for Residential New Single-Family Dwellings and 1 permit for New Duplex

$12,332, 451


The Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) public hearing for the month of April was held on Tuesday April 23, 2019.   Two cases were listed on the agenda, both of which were recommended for approval.  Synopses of the cases are included below.

Case No.

Case Summary/Proposed Use

Council District


A preliminary plat known as Sonoma Ranch North Phase 3 for 19.38 + acres, zoned R-1a (Single-Family Medium Density)/ R-1b (Single-Family High Density) and located on the south side of Garden Sage Way, 244 + feet east of its intersection with Sonoma Ranch Blvd. and Purple Sage Drive to the south.  The subdivision proposes 64 single-family residential lots. 



An amendment to the City of Las Cruces Zoning Code, Chapter 38, Article VI, Section 38-32 B 2 (Zoning Districts Descriptions) and Table 38-33A, to allow for assisted living or retirement facilities and nursing homes in C-2 and C-3 zoning districts.


The April meetings for the South Mesquite Design Review Board and the University District Design Review Committee were cancelled due to lack of development proposals submitted.

The April Building Permits Report  is available by clicking on the link below.

April 2019 Monthly Report

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