Residential building picked up in Red Deer last month.
Residential permits were valued at $5.8 million in May, nearly double the $3 million recorded in May 2016.
Residential construction so far this year has exceeded the same period to date last year, with 348 residential permits valued at $20.2 million issued from January to May 2017, compared with 284 residential permits valued at $15.8 million issued for the same period in 2016.
Total values for all sectors of permits at $15 million last month exceeded total values of $13.6 last May.
Notable projects include a $6 million commercial building permit for the construction of a new Lowe’s home improvement store at Southpointe Junction and a $650,000 permit for tennis court resurfacing and a retaining wall at 4501 47A Avenue.