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Building permit numbers return to pre-pandemic levels in April

Even with sky-high lumber prices and COVID-19 pandemic not going away anytime soon, construction in Prince George has certainly bounced back.

According to the building permit report going before council on Monday, the city issued 57 building permits in April, worth $19.1 million. That’s up considerably from April 2020 when, a month into the pandemic, only 22 building permits were issued with a value of $2.7 million. The 2021 number has eclipsed even the pre-pandemic numbers from April 2019 when 59 permits were issued with a value of $17.6 million.

Some highlights of the permits issued in April:

Residential Development

  • Sixteen new single family dwellings ($8,275,258.00);
  • Three new mobile dwellings ($519,992.00); and
  • One new tenplex ($3,000,000.00).

Commercial, Industrial and Institutional Development

  • Seven commercial building alterations ($2,393,500.00); and
  • One new institutional building ($2,998,241.07).

The city has approved the following development permits for the month of April:

  • DP100697 – 2604 Recplace Dr. – Construction of two new four-storey apartment buildings;
  • DP100760 – 1919 17th Ave. – Construction of a new 35- unit apartment building;
  • DP100689 – 5223 Marleau Rd. – Construction of new 25- unit apartment complex; and
  • DP100756 – 1745 Victoria St. – Façade and tenant improvements.

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