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Positive Construction Numbers in Regional District

Sunday, August 21, 2016 @ 7:00 AM

Prince George, B.C.-  The Regional District of Fraser Fort George  is seeing  healthy  building permit values  for 2016.

The latest building permit stats for the Regional District  show 198 permits  valued at  just over $8.3 million dollars have been issued  between January 1st and  end of July this year.   That is on par with  the number of permits issued  for the same period last year (197) but well ahead of the 179 permits  issued  during the same  seven months of 2014.

Regional District Board Director, Garth Frizzell  says   the numbers reflect  something he was told when he was first elected ” As goes the Region,  so goes Prince George,   As go Prince George so goes the Region, so  you can see that   when you look at the statistics.  You have the highest total number of permits to  date for any July in the last three years, that’s  great to see.”

The majority  of the permits issued  in the  Regional District were for  additions to single family dwellings with 10 issued in July,  twice the number issued in the same month  of 2015,  and  35 such permits issued year to date compared to 24 in the same period a year ago.

There have been 22 permits issued for single family dwellings  as of the end of July,  one more than  during the same period last year.

“It’s great to see” says Frizzell ” a positive sign of great things to come.”




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