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.