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Building permits off to a strong start in 2018

Wed Feb 21 15:25:30 CST 2018

Residential building permits issued in the first month of 2018 show continued growth, with a marked rise in the multi-attached dwelling category driving a 67% increase in the total value of residential permits issued in January compared to 2017. The commercial sector is also seeing a strong start, with a 17% increase in the number of commercial building permits as compared to this time last year.

The total value of construction of building permits issued in January is $30.8 million.

“This is a very encouraging start to the year on both sides of the ledger,” said Mayor Michael Fougere. “As the second fastest-growing city in Canada, we know that there will be continued demand for housing in Regina, and the continued activity in the commercial sector shows that business continues to prosper as well.”

Permits issued in January for projects over $1 million include $5.7 million for a planned group of dwellings in the Greens, a new office building in Harbour Landing valued at $4.1 million and an alteration permit for a condominium in Albert Park valued at $1.7 million.

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.