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Permit numbers surpass last year but values fall behind

August 17, 2017 11:36 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

The number of permits issued last month exceeds the number in July of last year, but permit values are lagging behind.

There were 132 total permits issued last month, compared to 100 in July 2016, but the value was pegged at $9.2 million last month compared to $91.3 in July 2016 – thanks to last year’s permit for the $76.5 million Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.

Year-to-date totals for residential and industrial permits are keeping pace with the January to July period in 2016.

Notable construction projects include a permit valued at $1.4 million for an entrance chamber for the North Red Deer Regional Wastewater Services Commission to connect a new sewer line to The City of Red Deer's Waste Water Treatment Plant; a new five bay industrial warehouse valued at $1.2 million; and a permit valued at $375,000 for a new Freshii restaurant.

Note: Due to a change in the method of reporting for 2017, no permit numbers or values were recorded in Industrial or Public categories in City public service announcements (PSAs) until now. View the correct information for January through June 2017 here. We apologize for the error.

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

 

Value of building permits
  July 2017 July 2016 January - July 2017 January - July 2016
  Permits Est Value Permits Est. Value Permits Est. Value Permits Est. Value
Red Deer 132 $9,243,151 100 $91,305,850 722 $68,544,921 618 $183,611,100
Residential 94 $3,574,658 76 $4,182,156 529 $27,303,397 482 $25,548,800
Commercial 24 $2,205,985 21 $10,614,693 126 $26,992,292 88 $47,602,040
Industrial 6 $2,802,680 1 $3,000 28 $7,639,419 25 $5,449,175
Public 8 $659,828 2 $76,506,000 39 $6,609,813 23 $105,011,087

For more information, please contact:          

 

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

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