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City getting close to banner year for building permits


The city issued 45 building permits in October worth an estimated $11.7 million.

That’s up over October 2016 when 35 permits worth $5.1 million were issued and October 2015 when 45 permits were issued valued at $7.7 million.

There were 419 building permits issued to the end of October with an estimated value of $107.4 million. That’s down only slightly from the same period last year when 407 permits with a value of $120.1 million were issued and up substantially from 2015 when 435 permits worth $77.8 million were issued.

Mayor Lyn Hall said last year was a banner year for building permits in the city with $128 million worth of permits issued.

“We may not make $128 million again this year, but we’re certainly headed towards a banner year in 2017.”

Some of the notable building permits issued in October included:

  • Nine new single family dwellings building permits, $4,849,260.00

Significant Building Permits:

  • 355 Vancouver Street, interior renovations for a community hall, $1,700,000.
  • 3167 Massey Drive, commercial building for retail use and a restaurant, $1,800,000.
  • 4141 Airport Road, two timber structures that house stairs and elevator for access to terminal from parking lot, $2,227,400.00

Development Permits:

  • 490 Carney Street, car wash.

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