A Dallas-based contractor for In-N-Out Burger last week began the demolition of an old strip center to make way for the popular California-based eatery.

Panterra Construction received a permit to demolish the building at 2501 S. W.S. Young Drive in Killeen on Wednesday, according to a city permit report.

In-N-Out took over the property in March. Several of the previous business tenants relocated to new retail sites in Killeen and Harker Heights.

Representatives from In-N-Out have not given dates for when the burger restaurant would open but said construction can take between four and five months.

Panterra Construction representatives were not available to discuss the project on Monday, but the company’s website does list In-N-Out among its previous projects.

21 new home starts

Killeen, Harker Heights and Nolanville granted 21 permits for the construction of new residences between April 18 and Friday for $5.3 million in new construction projects.

Harker Heights issued the most residential construction permits: 10 single-family homes and two duplexes.

The homes were valued between $159,000 and $303,000, according to a city report.

The projects will result in about $2.4 million of new construction in the city.

Harker Heights-based Carothers Homes and Bloomfield, Mich.-based Centex Homes received the majority of home construction permits, with multiple homes being built on Techny Drive and Olive Lane.

Construction permits were issued for seven new single-family homes and one new duplex in Killeen, according to a city report.

The value of the homes is estimated between $121,000 and $378,000 each, totaling more than $1.4 million.

Vega and Gemini Lanes each had two homes being constructed along the roadways. CenTex Homes received four of Killeen’s seven single-family home permits.

Nolanville issued three residential construction permits.

Jubilee Homes received two permits for single-family homes on Boxer Street, and Omega Builders received one on Bald Eagle Drive, stated the report.

The homes are valued between $110,000 and $265,000 each, totaling about $495,000 in construction projects.

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

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