Building permits issued in the first month of 2017 show strong indications of growth in Regina’s economy.
Commercial building permits in January were valued at more than $15.2 million, up from $7.5 million in 2016. Total building permits reached $27.9 million.
“I am glad to see growth in the commercial sector, following the positive increases in residential building permits for 2016,” said Mayor Michael Fougere. “Building permits are a strong indicator of the economic strength Regina continues to enjoy.”
Permits issued in January for projects over $1 million include a $5.8 million retail alteration in the Cornwall Centre, a new apartment on 1900 Halifax Street valued at $3.6 million and a foundation permit for a pump station in Westerra for $1.5 million.
A building permit is needed to construct, demolish, build an addition or renovate a building in Regina.
The City issues the permit and reviews plans to ensure they comply with all current building codes, bylaws and other applicable regulations.