Residential building permits are up so far this year in Red Deer.
(Advocate file photo)

City of Red Deer building permits up in 2021

Residential building permit numbers stronger this year

City of Red Deer has handed out many more building permits this year than in 2020.

To the end of April, 332 permits worth $29.9 million were issued, compared with 228 worth $86.9 million in the first four months of last year.

April numbers are also up this year, with 123 permits worth $10.3 million approved, compared with 53 worth just over $16 million in April 2020.

Residential building permits showed the biggest change with 206 worth $9.9 million issued so far this year. A year ago 125 residential permits were issued worth $6.4 million through April.

While more commercial and public service permits have been issued, the values are considerably lower this year.

There have been 96 commercial permits worth $14.1 million this year, compared with 74 worth $33.9 million in 2020.

In the public service category, 19 permits worth $5.3 million this year compared with 14 worth $26 million last year.

Industrial building permit values are way down. Eleven permits worth $495,820 have been issued this year, compared with 15 worth $20.4 million in 2020.

Some of the notable permits include $1.5 million for Bethany CollegeSide seniors home and $1.4 million for renovations to the 4-bed drug and alcohol treatment facility and offices at 4614 50 Ave.

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