January 2018 News Archive

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Games, stronger residential sector factors in 2017 building permits

January 5, 2018 10:48 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

The number of permits issued in 2017 increased over the year before, but values were down in comparison to extraordinary 2019 Canada Winter Games-related construction in 2016.

Last year 1,205 permits were issued for a value of $153 million, compared to 1,078 permits valued at $247 million in 2016. The main factor was the Servus Arena and Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre – together valued at more than $90 million.

This past year also saw building related to the 2019 Canada Winter Games in the form of $6.5 million in renovations to the former Central Elementary School for the new location of The City of Red Deer’s Culture Services Centre; and $3.5 million in upgrades to Great Chief Park for a new recreation facility addition, complete with pavilion, garage, artificial turf field and a skating oval.

Residential building permits made a stronger showing in 2017, with 885 permits issued for a value of $50 million compared to 795 permits valued at $44 million the year before.

Other significant projects for 2017 included a five storey residence at Red Deer College campus; a new apartment building in the downtown; renovations at Parkland Mall; a Lowe’s in the south; a new Quinn Artificial Lift Services facility; and a three storey medical office building at the bottom of the South Hill.

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

Value of building permits
  December 2017 December 2016 January - December 2017 January - December 2016
  Permits Est Value Permits Est. Value Permits Est. Value Permits Est. Value
Red Deer 65 $4,726,314 47 $6,868,640 1205 $152,862,725 1078 $247,451,590
Residential 53 $2,884,073 25 $1,213,571 885 $50,401,046 795 $44,270,184
Commercial 9 $528,498 20 $3,582,269 213 $65,970,976 212 $81,952,283
Industrial 1 $86,000 2 $2,062,800 48 $17,055,619 29 $8,766,975
Public 2 $1,227,743 0 0 59 $19,435,084 42 $112,462,149

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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