Commercial construction activity grinds to a halt
McCOOK, Neb. -- McCook area construction activity during the first six months of 2014 slowed to a fraction of the level reached in recents years. Year-to-date construction project costs through June totaled $3.8 million, a little more than a third of the $9.9 million mark set during the same time period the year prior and a far cry from the $27 million of 2010.
The level of local construction activity posted thus far in 2014 represents the lowest mark reached since at least 2009.
The vast majority of the 2014 decrease resulted from a lack of commercial construction activity, which totaled $914,880 during the first six months of 2014 after hitting $5.9 million the year prior. Residential new construction and remodel activity rose slightly when compared to prior year, increasing by $189,195 and $119,752 respectively.
City revenue from fees associated with construction activity did not falter near as much, totaling $12,705 during the first six months of 2014, compared to $15,137 the year prior.
Year-to-date construction project costs through June
2014 : $3,898,256
2013 : $9,947,975
2012 : $8,179,318
2011 : $11,233,176
2010 : $27,022,424
Year-to-date construction fees received by the city through June
2014 : $12,705
2013 : $15,137
2012 : $26,593
2011 : $15,173
2010 : $51,761
Source: City of McCook