2017 a strong year for building activity in Regina
The City of Regina Building Permit Report shows an increase in construction of new commercial buildings in 2017. This past year, 49 new commercial building permits were issued with a total value of $101 million as compared to 36 commercial building permits valued at $78 million issued in 2016.
The value of commercial permits grew to $311 million in 2017, which includes renovations and alterations. This is compared to $303 million in 2016.
“Regina continues to have a strong, diversified, stable economy,” said Mayor Michael Fougere. “There continues to be elevated levels of construction, and the increase in new commercial and commercial alteration permits is a strong indicator of growth and confidence in our city.”
In 2017, the overall number of building permits issued declined slightly to 3,138 from 3,373 the year previous. This is the result of a small decrease in new residential construction, along with a lower number of permits for residential and commercial alterations.
Permits issued in December for projects over $1 million include the Salvation Army multi-use humanitarian building valued at $6 million, new construction of an apartment valued at $5.75 million, construction of a new retail building in the Greens valued at $2.2 million and building alterations to a single-family dwelling valued at $1.1 million.
A building permit is required 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.