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Permits portend new-home gain

Barring another economic hiccup, White Hall is on track to build more homes this year than in 2019.

According to White Hall statistics, there have been 29 new permits issued to date for single and multifamily home construction, along with another three commercial construction permits.

In 2019, the city issued 32 new-home construction permits and two commercial permits, said Mayor Noel Foster.

The city already has exceeded its 2019 commercial building stats, and Foster said, “Yes, I think we will meet or exceed 2019 numbers.”

These numbers don’t include other permitted construction projects, including four home swimming pools, three home additions, 16 storage units like stand-alone shop not little portable ready-to-purchase units, said Larry Reynolds, Southeast Arkansas Regional Planning Commission director. Adding these brings the total number to about 40 as of Sept. 30, Reynolds said.

“I don’t think construction has slowed down. In fact, I think covid-19 has helped

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