Building slowed somewhat in July in Umatilla and Grant counties, based on building permits issued by area agencies.
Construction continues on a new manufacturing building for Keystone RV Co. in Pendleton, which was permitted in June, but not included in last month's report.
The 77,0000-square-foot plant is schedule to open in November, said Bill Burns, Keystone's local manager.
Also, three new cellular telephone towers are under construction in Umatilla County, two for Nextel and one for Verizon. Nextel is building towers in the Weston and Milton-Freewater areas. Verizon is building one in Milton-Freewater.
In Grant County, the city of John Day is building a pump station for a city well.
June (omitted from last report)
One commercial construction, for Keystone RV Co., $2,464,209.
One new home, $171,133.
Revised total, $5,722,405.80
Four new homes, $699,804
Three residential remodels, $33,581
One public remodel, Pendleton School District office, $26,600
One commercial remodel, $16,288.
One sign, $2,353
Nine new homes, $1,446,436
Three commercial remodels, $89,200
Five residential remodels, $93,392
One public remodel, $6,800
Three commercial construction, $68,002 (cell towers)
Seven new homes, $1,339,466.14
11 residential remodels, $426,995.12
Nine pole buildings, $176,709.12
Two nonprofit remodels, $10,000
One sign, $4,600
One public construction, $58,273
One new home, $178,469.80
Seven residential remodels, $152,870.48
Three pole buildings, $35,455.68
July total: $4,863,495.34