Building permits stay on record setting pace

Construction in the city remains ahead of last year's record-setting pace, according to the latest report to city council on building permits.

As of the end of April, the year-to-date total stood at $44.4 million - $4.6 million more than by the same point last year.

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The pace is expected to continue.

"We anticipate this trend going forward for the rest of the year," planning and development general manager Ian Wells told council on Monday night. "There are a lot of projects in the works that we'll be seeing building permits coming forward for shortly."

At $26.1 million over 47 permits, construction of single-family homes has been leading the way. Multiple-family is the second largest category at $9.1 million over 16 permits.

Council members welcomed the news.

Coun Garth Frizzell said the work will expand the city's tax base.

"It brings more properties on and shares the burden of the tax levy across more people, so this is all good news," he said.

With the work, comes employment over both the short and the long term Mayor Lyn Hall said.

"That means jobs in our community, it means that we are able to retain young workers and those that want to stay here after they graduate," he said. "This is an important number and it means a lot to us."

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