A Killeen home builder started construction on 44 residences in a new neighborhood, University Village, last week.

The city issued 22 duplex construction permits to Jamie Herring Custom Homes on Thursday, city records stated. The duplexes on Studyhall Loop will cost between $140,000 and $145,000. The total estimated construction cost is $3.1 million.

Construction still leaves room for additional residences in the 53-lot, 14-acre neighborhood. Seventeen of the lots will consist of townhomes, and the remaining 14 lots will be sold to other owners.

Owner Jamie Herring, whose company is a partner for the development of University Village, said construction on the 22 duplexes should take about six months.

Other construction

Killeen granted 12 single-family home permits between March 28 and Thursday with an estimated construction cost of $1.5 million. The homes ranged in cost from $18,000 to $154,000.

Bloomfield, Mich.-based CenTex Homes received seven of the permits.

Copperas Cove issued permits for four new homes between March 28 and Thursday. The homes will bring about $533,000 in new projects to the city. The homes cost between $127,000 and $142,000.

Nolanville issued three single-family home permits between March 31 and Friday. The homes cost between $95,000 and $239,000 for a a total of about $450,000.

Harker Heights issued a permit for a $309,000 single-family home.

Commercial permits

Killeen issued a construction permit for a new commercial store or customer service building in the 1700 block of East Central Texas Expressway. Temple-based Smetana & Associates will construct a 4,455-square-foot building for about $208,000.

In Copperas Cove, the city issued a construction permit for a new Gymkix facility in the 1300 block of West U.S. Highway 190. Harker Heights-based Aycock Construction will build the $234,231 facility.

Contact Mason W. Canales at ​mcanales@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7474

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