Building permit values down in December

Building permit values were down in December, despite an overall increase in the number of permits issued.

Sixty-seven permits were issued in December, with a combined value of $4.2 million, compared to 59 permits issued in December of 2018, worth $11.4 million. The total number of permits issued in 2019 also dropped significantly when compared to 2018, despite a larger number of permits issued. 1074 building permits were issued from January-December 2019, valued at $118.9 million, compared to 1068 permits issued in 2018, valued at $233.8 million.

Notable permits for the month of December include the construction of a new commercial building and asphalt work at 66 Street and 68 Avenue, valued at $900,000 and an interior renovation at First Alberta Place (4911 51 Street), worth nearly $600,000.