A multi-million-dollar commercial building permit for the proposed Canadian Tire development helped drive up the total value of building permits that city hall issued in April, a new report shows.
City hall issued a building permit for a retail complex at 400 Thatcher Drive East worth $12.1 million on April 28. A search online reveals that that address is located roughly where the new development will be constructed. City hall also confirmed to the Moose Jaw Express that that location is where Canadian Tire Real Estate Limited plans to build its shopping centre.
The total value of six commercial building permits issued last month was $13,761,000. Two notable building permits included one issued to Chateau St. Michael's on April 14 for improvements worth $950,000 and another issued to Petro-Canada on the north service road on April 7 for improvements valued at $400,000.
City hall issued two industrial building permits in April for a total of $390,944, while it issued two institutional and government building permits worth $529,000.
Eight residential building permits — including four new builds — were issued last month, totalling $1,642,480. Two notable permits included a new home build on Iron Bridge Place for $705,420 and new construction on Hochelaga Street East for $303,900.
In comparison, city hall issued two building permits for new dwellings last April for $478,800.
From Jan. 1 to April 30, 2021, there have been six new dwellings built in Moose Jaw totalling $7.79 million, compared to four new dwellings worth $1.04 million during the same time last year.
The total value of every building permit that city hall issued in April 2021 came to $16,323,424. In comparison, city hall issued 13 building permits worth $1,030,700 last April.
From Jan. 1 to April 30 of this year, city hall has issued a total of 69 building permits worth $26.35 million. During the same time last year, the municipality issued 59 building permits valued at $3.79 million.