Residential building permits surpass $300M in 2016
Another $20.1 million in residential permits issued in December
In 2016, residential building permits were issued to create homes for 1,790 Regina families – an increase of 415 homes over 2015.
According to Regina’s monthly Building Permit Report, the total value of residential construction projects for 2016 surpassed $300 million, including renovations and additions. That’s compared to about $220 million in 2015.
“Regina’s market is stable and getting stronger – and that is providing residents with a growing number of choices in the housing market,” said Mayor Michael Fougere. “We are steadily working towards our goal of 300,000 residents, and we are focused on growing in a smart, strategic, sustainable way. A strong housing market will go a long way as we continue to attract more people to Regina.”
In 2016, 621 commercial permits were also issued, slightly down from 680 in 2015. The total value of commercial building and demolition permits issued in 2016 was $304 million.
Permits issued in December for projects over $1 million include a permit for retail space on Victoria Avenue East, a permit issued to Superstore attached to the Golden Mile Mall and alteration permit for a daycare in Harbour Landing.
A building permit is needed to construct, demolish, build an addition or renovate a building in Regina. The City issues the permit and reviews plans to ensure they comply with all current building codes, bylaws and other applicable regulations. The City’s Building Permit Report is a record of all permits issued during a period of time for residential, industrial and commercial construction in Regina.