The value of building permits slowed down in May for Red Deer. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Building permits in May dropped to $9 million

111 building permits in May

The value of building permits in May dropped to $9 million compared to $15 million in the same month last year.

But year-to-date permit valued show an increase over 2017 for the first five months of the year in Red Deer. So far this year $91.4 million in permits have been issued compared to $49.1 for same time period in 2017.

The biggest growth was seen in industrial permits so far this year.

Notable permits included a $2-million permit to re-purpose an existing warehouse at 27251 Township Road 391; a permit valued at $734,000 for Trican Services Ltd. tenant improvements at 25 Burnt Basin St.; and a $610,000 permit for renovations to a McDonald’s restaurant.

Of the 111 permits in May, 79 were residential, 24 were commercial and eight were industrial.

In May 2017 a total of 154 permits were issued that included 154 residential, 30 commercial, seven industrial and eight public permits.

News tips

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Ride to Conquer Cancer cancels but Red Deerian keeps going

Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer was cancelled due to smoke

Red Deer woman saving animals at wildlife centre with TV show

Victoria Bolhuis, 22, interned at Hope for Wildlife for 10 weeks before moving into paid position

Record-breaking year in Red Deer for smoke

Expect more smoke in Red Deer Wednesday

Mustard Seed prepares people for workforce

Employment Readiness Fair to be held August 28

Updated Red Deer smoke free bylaw to ban smoking cannabis in public

Smoke Free Bylaw returns to Red Deer city council Sept. 4

Kim XO is Black Press Media’s fashionista

Starting Sept. 7, stylist Kim XO will host Fashion Fridays on the Life channel on Black Press Media

Liberals unveil poverty plan with lofty goals, but no new spending programs

OTTAWA — The minister in charge of Canada’s latest national plan to… Continue reading

Case of truck driver charged in Humboldt Broncos crash adjourned until October

MELFORT, Sask. — The case of a Calgary truck driver charged in… Continue reading

Animal crackers break out of their cages

After more than a century behind bars, the beasts on boxes of… Continue reading

Alligator kills woman trying to protect her dog at resort

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — A woman who often walked her dog… Continue reading

Patients redirected as water leak shuts down Edmonton hospital’s emergency room

EDMONTON — Ambulances are being redirected to other hospitals after a water… Continue reading

Parks Canada moves second bison bull that wandered out of Banff National Park

BANFF — Parks Canada says a second bison bull that wandered out… Continue reading

Lottery for parent sponsorship to be replaced, more applications to be accepted

OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is scrapping an unpopular lottery system for… Continue reading

Most Read

Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month