The City of Prince George issued 47 building permits in June, worth more than $18.2 million, according to a report that went before city council on Monday night.
The report was headlined by a pair of permits for new multi-family developments, worth an estimated $7 million when complete. The city also issued 16 permits for new single-family homes, worth a combined $8.6 million, and five permits for new mobile homes with an estimated value of $972,864.
"Look at the numbers for our year-to-date right now - 145 per cent above where we were two years ago, even," Coun. Garth Frizzell said. "It's pretty staggering what the value of this is."
In the first half of 2021, the city issued a total of 269 building permits with a combined value of nearly $127 million. In the same period of 2020, the city only issued 232 permits worth $49.8 million. In the first six months of 2019, the city issued 289 building permits valued at $87.9 million.
"Great news, what is happening in construction in Prince George right now," Frizzell said.
The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George issued 53 building permits in June, with a combined value of almost $8.2 million.
Permits for 10 single-family homes, with an estimated value of approximately $4.8 million, were issued by the district in June, according to a report going before the district board on Thursday.
In the first half of 2021, the district has issued a total of 121 building permits worth roughly $17.7 million. That is slightly off the pace set by the district in the first six months of 2020, when it had issued 125 permits worth a combined $20.4 million.
However, the district was still considerably ahead of the same period in 2019, when it had issued 141 permits worth only $11.4 million.