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Value of building permits in commercial sector up

Mon Apr 09 11:12:58 CST 2018

The value of construction on commercial and institutional projects is up from this

time last year. Twenty-five commercial and institutional permits were issued in
March, including permits for alteration work, with a combined construction value of
$21 million.

The total number of building permits issued in March was 156, compared to 281
permits issued in March 2017. With the addition of a new special care home in
Hawkstone, the number of multi-attached dwelling units increased by 77 per cent
over last year.

“The number of permits issued and overall value for March are lower than 2017, but
still positive when looking at historical averages,” said Mayor Michael Fougere. “I am
encouraged by the continued strength in the commercial/industrial sector and the
additional investments we are seeing in residential properties.”

In March, one building permit was issued over $1 million for the new special care
home in Hawkstone, valued at $17 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.