Harker Heights and Killeen issued permits last week for commercial facilities fronting Central Texas Expressway that cost more than $1 million each.

According to a Killeen permit report, Temple-based Cloud Construction is building a $1.99 million, 32,000-square-foot facility at 3221 E. Central Texas Expressway in Killeen.

According to the contractor’s office, the site will be an expansion to Automax, a car dealer. The permit was issued on Thursday. In Harker Heights, Georgetown-based Embree Construction is building a 12,800-square-foot strip center at 200 E. Central Texas Expressway.

That facility is estimated to cost about $1.15 million, according to a permit report from Harker Heights.

Copperas Cove also will experience more construction near highway frontage areas as two building permits were issued for locations in the Five Hills shopping center. Cove officials issued commercial remodel permits for Anytime Fitness to Hutto-based Renna Construction Inc. and Yagi’s Pizza to Pflugerville-based Santa Fe Drywall Company.

The fitness center’s construction is estimated at $200,000 and the pizza restaurant is expected to cost $49,000. Both permits were issued Dec. 3.

In Killeen, several permits relating to commercial construction also were issued between Nov. 29 and Thursday.

Several were for remodeling current buildings at 4200 W. Stan Schlueter Loop, 1001 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd. and 4700 Trimmier Road.

Housing permits

For residential construction, Killeen issued six and Harker Heights issued five permits for new single-family homes between Nov. 29 and Friday.

The value of the homes in Killeen ranged between $137,000 and $185,000.

Killeen permits were issued to Killeen-based Shanondoah Homes, Austin-based Saratoga Homes and Miami-based Lennar Homes for houses on Serpentine Drive, Sands Lane, Vega Lane and Orion Drive.

Values for the Harker Heights homes ranged between $200,000 and $417,000.

The city issued construction permits to Centex/Pulte Homes, which is based in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; Salado Premier Builders; Vale Construction Vale Building Group, of Killeen; and Cameo Homes, of Killeen.

Copperas Cove did not issue any new home construction permits.

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

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