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.
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.