New $3 million hotel suite project goes up at Orange

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Orange is getting a new $3 million hotel on Interstate 10 that will have kitchen suites suitable for extended stays. These types of hotels are popular with construction workers who come to a city for work.

Orange County and Southeast Texas are in line for hundreds of new construction jobs as the oil and petrochemical industry grows in the region. On Tuesday, the Orange County Court of Commissioners approved a tax abatement for a project that could create up to 3,200 new construction jobs.

The city has issued planning permission for Candlewood Suites, an extended-stay hotel from the InterContinental Hotel Group. The permit is for $3.05 million at 6603 Interstate 10 in the Eagle Point development next to the Mueller Buildings. The new micro-hospital and medical center under construction is in the same housing estate.

Candlewood Suites, which is also in Beaumont, offers suites with kitchens equipped with pots, pans, dishes, glasses, and utensils.

Also for building permits from the City of Orange in September, DSLD builders have permits for another 11 new homes in the Cypresswood Village subdivision off Highway 87 south across from land that has been cleared for l potential new Chevron-Phillips chemical plant. The city doesn’t list prices for new homes, but the company’s website says homes in the subdivision cost between $227,000 and $279,000.

The other permit for a new residence went to 2308 Pacific Drive as a hurricane replacement home. The city also issued five permits for home improvement projects, as well as three permits for residential swimming pools.

Other business projects included $74,716 for a new roof at O’Reilly Auto Parts on 16th Street, plus a $5,000 roof repair for Walgreen’s, also on 16th Street.

Christ Church, 501 Ninth Street in the Old Orange Historic District, has been granted a $25,000 permit for new concrete.

The city issued demolition permits to demolish the old house at 2308 Pacific and to remove the old caretaker’s building at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 4320 Meeks Drive.

People continue to prepare for power outages by installing home generators and solar systems. The September permits had seven to connect generators to household electrical systems, along with another 10 permits to connect natural gas lines to generators. Three permits were issued for solar panels.

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