Strong first month for Red Deer building permits

The City of Red Deer issued more building permits in January this year, but the value of those permits dropped by nearly $10 million.

Last month, there were 87 permits worth $20.5 million, and in January 2018, there were 84 permits worth $29.9 million.

The big difference came from public building permits; in 2018, there were four permits worth $15.5 million, but in 2019, there were three permits worth just $104,000.

This past month there were also 51 residential permits worth $3.5 million, 26 commercial permits worth $15.3 million and seven industrial permits for $1.5 million. Values for each category are up from January 2018.

Significant projects from the first month of 2019 included a six-storey assisted-living facility in the downtown area and an addition to an industrial property on Queens Drive.

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