Building permit values almost the same as year previous

Final numbers are in for 2017 for building permit values in North Battleford, and they are almost exactly on par with the year before. Overall, 117 permits were issued for $17,570,310, compared to 140 permits for $17,784,400 issued in 2016.

The 2017 numbers include $10,500,000 in the new commercial category (for the new Comfort Inns and Suites hotel project) and $2,279,500 for the 26 permits in the commercial alterations category. The largest number of permits issued was 40 residential alterations, for a value of $696,800.

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Numbers for December 2017 saw one residential alteration, three commercial alterations and one sign permit, for a total of $173,000. That compared to eight permits for $917,000 for the same month a year earlier.

City manager Jim Puffalt noted more exciting things can be expected for 2018.

“Can’t hardly wait,” he said.

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