by Lianne Thomas
on Thursday, November 14th, 2019 at 10:12am.
If you haven’t been down to the island in a while, even in one short year, you’ll notice plenty of new buildings, new businesses and more to come. The City of Port Aransas has issued 31 commercial building permits so far this year, which is more than any one year in the past 9 years. Many of those commercial permits went to businesses that to had rebuild after Hurricane Harvey demolished what was once there. The damage and destruction from Hurricane Harvey was immense. Economically, the total estimated loss was $125 billion and 204,000 homes received storm damage according the National Hurricane Center But, we bounced back. We bounced back better than we could have imagined. The Port Aransas real estate market after Harvey is thriving.
Some of the new businesses post-Harvey include: Sly Customs Golf Cart Rental and Car wash, Port A Beer Hut and Pleasure Island, just to name a few. New subdivisions are making their way from platted maps to pouring concrete, including Cinnamon Shore South, Port Street Cottages and Mercer Village.
And don’t forget about residential building. The City of Port Aransas has issued 146 residential permits this year, which is adding up to surpass last year’s total number of permits. Hurricane Harvey was just a temporary set-back, with the large amount of permits being issued. If you are interested in building a custom home, our agents would love to help. Call us at 361.749.4000