WORKING- A student from École Secondaire Notre Dame High School worked on cutting a piece of metal on the job site as part of the Building Opportunities program in Red Deer on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. The program offers Grade 11 and 12 students from NDHS an opportunity to participate in the construction of a house. Zachary Cormier/Red Deer Express

WORKING- A student from École Secondaire Notre Dame High School worked on cutting a piece of metal on the job site as part of the Building Opportunities program in Red Deer on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. The program offers Grade 11 and 12 students from NDHS an opportunity to participate in the construction of a house. Zachary Cormier/Red Deer Express

Red Deer issues more building permits than 2020 but value down

Residential sector has had a stronger 2021

City of Red Deer has issued more building permits this year but the value of the work is done from a year ago.

To the end of October, 923 permits worth $91.2 million were issued, compared with 760 worth $120.9 million in 2020.

The residential sector has had a strong year with 588 permits worth $28 million issued, compared with 507 with $19 million a year ago. October permit numbers cooled a little with 50 permits worth $2.4 million issued. In October 2020, 69 residential permits worth $2.7 million were handed out.

The number of commercial permits is also up with 259 worth $43.9 million issued so far this year, compared with 189 worth $49.7 million a year ago.

The industrial sector has seen a significant drop in the value of projects undertaken. Nineteen permits worth just under $1.1 million have been issued this year, compared with 28 permits worth $21.4 million in 2020.

On the public service side, there’s also a drop in the value of projects although permits were up. Through October, 57 permits worth $18.1 million were issued, compared with 36 permits and $30.6 million a year ago.

Among the notable permits, was one for $485,000 in improvements for a restaurant.



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