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Building permit numbers on the rise

Wed Nov 08 13:06:08 CST 2017

The City of Regina saw an increase in the overall number of building permits issued for the month of October over the same time last year. The year-to-date figures remain strong when compared to historical trends as well.

“The city continues to experience significant activity in commercial development, a sign of the level of confidence in Regina’s economy,” said Mayor Michael Fougere. “We continue to see significant projects undertaken throughout our community.”

Permits issued in October for projects over $1 million include construction of two new planned group of dwellings valued at $4.8 million and $1.7 million, a permit for a new downtown retail space valued at $2.2 million, and a permit for alterations to the Brandt Centre valued at $1.7 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.