Commercial building activity continues to grow in Regina
The City of Regina saw an increase in commercial building permits issued for the month of November over the same time last year. The value of commercial permits has also increased in the 2017 year-to-date tally when compared to this time in 2016. Overall, the total number of building permits issued this year is slightly lower than this time last year, a result of a decrease in permits for new residential dwellings.
“Regina experienced significant growth over the past five years,” said Mayor Michael Fougere. “The continued investment into commercial construction and strong demand for residential work shows that our city and our economy continues to grow.”
Permits issued in November for projects over $1 million include the University of Regina College Avenue campus renovation valued at $31 million, new construction of a care home on Parliament Avenue valued at $6.6 million and two building alterations in the downtown area valued at $1.2 million and $1.0 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.