February 2017 News Archive

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Residential, commercial building shows promise in first month of year

February 3, 2017 11:02 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

UPDATE: From January to June 2017, Industrial and Public categories were overlooked in error due to a change in the method of reporting. Please visit this page for corrected numbers.

Both residential and commercial sector permits were higher in number and estimated value in January 2017 compared to the previous year, but an absence of industrial and public construction resulted in a decrease in overall permit values.

Sixty-three residential permits were issued last month for an estimated value of $3.7 million, compared to 31 permits valued at $1.9 million in 2016. At the same time there were 14 commercial permits issued with a value of $7.7 million, compared to five permits for $3.2 million in 2016.

Commercial building in Timberlands, including construction of a new fitness facility, is the main driver behind the increase.

Overall, there were 77 permits issued last month for a value of $11.5 million, compared to 47 permits issued for a value of $14.3 million the year before.

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

Value of building permits
  January 2017 January 2016 January 2017 January  2016
  Permits Est. Value Permits Est. Value Permits Est. Value Permits Est. Value
Red Deer 77 $11,504,507 47 $14,347,123 77 $11,504,507 47 $14,347,123
Residential 63 $3,767,519 31 $1,989,483 63 $3,767,519 31 $1,989,483
Commercial 14 $7,736,988 5 $3,237,000 14 $7,736,988 5 $3,237,000
Industrial 0 $0 8 $3,115,640 0 $0 8 $3,115,640
Public 0 $0 3 $6,005,000 0 $0 3 $6,005,000

For more information, 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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