The City of Melissa just had its highest quarter in the last three years with more than 122 building permits issued in the second quarter of 2017.

The number of building permits issued increased by 50 percent, compared to last year’s second quarter.

The report says in 2016, 248 single-family platted lots were approved for the whole year. So far, that number has already doubled this year with 712 permits being issued in just January, February and March.

Melissa City Manager Jason Little said infrastructure is a big priority this year.

“I think we’ve accomplished a lot in moving the infrastructure projects, whether it’s water, sewer — particularly roads that helps serve the benefit of the community,” Little said.

Construction on the city’s athletic sports complex is underway, along with Throckmorton Road from State Highway 5 to Milrany Lane, a high school, elementary school and the Brookside subdivision.

Later this year, construction will begin on Davis and Fannin roads, the Stiff Creek Sewer, and the Green Ribbon Project.

The report says Melissa’s population is expected to hit the 10,000 mark this year, an increase of about 1,000 from last year.

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