Sept. permits nearly same, total to date $170 million
The value of construction approved by the City of Red Deer last month was nearly the same as in September 2011 — inching up to $16.8 million from $16.5 million.
Building permits issued for residential work totalled $8.3 million, up from $4.7 million last September. Commercial projects generated $6.6 million worth of approvals, as compared with $6.7 million a year ago.
Building permit values were down in both the industrial and public categories.
In the case of the former it dropped to $1.1 million from $3.2 million, and for the latter it went to $800,000 from $2 million.
Among the bigger permits issued last month was one worth $3.5 million for Gary Moe Hyundai’s new dealership building at 7620 and 7632 Gaetz Ave., with work on the new Shoppers Drug Mart store in Clearview Market Square also contributing to the commercial tally.
Expansion of the Centrium’s seating added $700,000 in the public category.
With three months remaining in 2012, the value of building permits issued this year was $170 million, up from $131.6 million for the same period in 2011.
Residential permits had generated $93.1 million, up from $55.9 million; commercial approvals were at $54.6 million, an improvement from $47.3 million; industrial work had added $13.8 million, up from $9.6 million; and public projects had contributed $8.8 million, down sharply from $18.8 million last year.