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Building permit totals double from last year

September 8, 2017 11:33 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Building permits saw a healthy jump in August, more than doubling in value over the same month in 2016.

The total for building permits last month were valued at $15.4 million, compared to $6.5 million in August 2016. All sectors performed better than in August of last year, with industrial permits leading the way with a value of $5.8 million.

Residential permits were also strong in August at $5.4 million, compared to $4.5 million last August.

Year to date totals overall lag behind last year; however, residential and industrial permits exceed last year’s permits so far for 2017.

Notable permits last month include a permit valued at $5 million for a new Quinn Artificial Lift Services facility, and a permit for a building at Timberlands Drive, valued at $900,000.

Monthly permit statistics are available on The City’s website at: Red Deer Open Data Catalogue

Value of building permits
  August 2017 August 2016 January - August 2017 January - August 2016
  Permits Est Value Permits Est. Value Permits Est. Value Permits Est. Value
Red Deer 124 $15,413,200 110 $6,591,181 845 $83,958,121 727 $190,451,790
Residential 91 $5,422,758 92 $4,561,569 620 $32,726,155 573 $30,359,877
Commercial 25 $3,387,942 17 $1,929,612 150 $30,380,234 105 $49,531,652
Industrial 5 $5,852,500 0 $0 34 $13,647,119 25 $5,449,175
Public 3 $750,000 1 $100,000 41 $7,204,613 24 $105,111,087

For more information, please contact:           

Erin Stuart
Inspections & Licensing Manager      
The City of Red Deer                                                
403-342-8192 

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

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