The city of Regina says for the month of May, building permits were issued for projects valued at $38.1 million, bringing the year-to-date total to $184 million.
There were 70 permits issued for single family homes in May compared to 35 permits that were issued this month last year. Residential permit values increased to nearly $23 million from $13.8 million.
“So far this year, single-family and semi-detached home permit values are up from last year,” said Mayor Michael Fougere. “A significant, on-going amount of reinvestment is also showing a steady construction market in both commercial and residential permits, which is encouraging.”
New permits issued in May for projects valued at more than $1 million include the construction of the new multi-use building at Evraz Place valued at $3.5 million, a new 14-unit apartment building on Dewdney Avenue valued at $3.2 million, a $1.7 million permit for a new restaurant on Prince of Wales Drive, alterations to a banquet room at the Queensbury Convention Centre valued at $1 million and a
$1 million alteration to a building at the University of Regina.