Ashland’s building boom is not slowing down.

At last Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting, three different council bills were approved which will give builders the go-ahead to start construction on residential and commercial facilities.

The construction includes:

• The aldermen approved a the final plat of South Wind, Plat 3 for developer Keith Winscott.

• The aldermen approved a conditional use permit for Cameo Construction to build a warehouse near Oak Street and Johnson Street, behind the old Broadway car wash.

• The aldermen approved the re-plat of Palomino Ridge Subdivision Plat 2 which will allow Corey Myers to build a pair of duplexes at the corner of Crump Lane and Martha Crump.

Mayor Gene Rhorer said the continued growth means another banner year for Ashland.

“We’re a little lower than last year for residential home building, but it’st still higher than average year,” Rhorer said.

The City currently has recorded 58 new home building permits. Rhorer said 30-35 permits are normal, but the City exceeded 105 last year. “I think we will have about 75 permits by the end of the year,” Rhorer said.

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By Bruce Wallace