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Construction permit values boomed in Moose Jaw last year

City hall issued 260 building permits worth $65.75 million last year

Building permit values surged 115 per cent in Moose Jaw for the year 2021.

City hall issued 242 building permits worth $65.75 million last year compared with 260 permits worth $30.899 million in 2020.

This year’s construction values promise to be large with the $20 million upgrade to pork processing at the beef plant and the SaskPower co-generations plant development.

In December permit values of $2.3 million exceeded that month of 2020 by $771,000.

Largest permit of the month was $1.5 million for alterations at Saskatchewan Polytech campus. Next was $195,000 for Saskatchewan Polytech at the mall.

Work at Yara Centre is worth $78.000. Other major permits were $50,000 for Kwala-T Cleaners and $25,000 for alterations at 32 Manitoba Street West.

Permits worth $13.83 million were issued for 25 single family residences last year compared with $6.4 million for 20 homes in 2020.

Average new house price last year was just over $553,000 compared with just under $306,000 in 2020.

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