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New construction in Clay County: up 24 percent

Clay County Property Appraiser Roger Suggs said new construction in the county increased to $172.1 million during 2014, from $138.3 million the previous year.

In a press release, announcing the county’s taxable value estimates, Suggs said 2014’s $172.1 million was still far short of the 2006 peak of $650 million.

Green Cove Springs led the way among the county’s four municipalities with $7.5 million in new construction during 2014. Orange Park’s tally was $1.4 million while Keystone Heights had $18,603 in new construction. Suggs did not release a figure for Penney Farms.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of the June 4 Lake Region Monitor.

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