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Local construction values exceed $55 million

New hotel development propelled 2021 building permit values

A $7.2 million hotel development on the city’s north end propelled this year’s building permit values over the $55 million mark.

The hotel at 195 Diefenbaker Drive, planned site of a Holiday Inn, took permit values to Sept. 30 to $55.64 million.

Value of building permits issued by city hall so far is up 110 per cent from last year's $26.5 million.

Housing, with 15 permits and 27 units, is worth $10.5 million, almost three times the $3.7 million in 2020 when 11 single family residences were built.

Permit values during September amounted to $7.7 million — a $6.7 million reduction from September 2020.

Commercial permits last month included $135,000 for work on city hall; $225,000 for a retail complex at the Town ’N’ Country Mall; and $20,000 for a storage building in Iron Bridge.

A residential garage permit worth $25,000 was issued along with a   $10,000 carport permit.
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