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Building Stats Just Keep on Climbing

Friday, July 10, 2015 @ 3:57 AM

Prince George, B.C. – The latest new home start stats from Canada Mortgage and Housing  show no slowdown in the number of housing starts in Prince George.

Last month,  there  were 21 single family homes, and 42 multiple family units started in Prince George for a monthly total of 63.  That’s more than  three times the total starts for  June of 2014 which saw  15 single family homes and  2 multiple family units  started.

The year to date figures are just as impressive with  147  housing starts in the first six months of the year ( 81 single  and  66 multiple units) compared to  January to June  of last year when there were 53 singles and  5  multiples  started for a total of 58 starts in the first six months of the year.

It is Fort St. John which is seeing a real building boom in  the north.   As of the end of June this year, there have been 250  housing starts up from  66  posted during the same period last year.  In Ft. St. John,  the bulk of the  new building starts come in the way of multiple family units  with 195  during  the first half of this year,  compared to  just 30 such starts in the same period a year ago.

Year to date starts are down in  Quesnel and Williams Lake, as each community had  just  six in the first 6 months of the year ( all single family dwellings) compared to 9  in the same  period of 2014.

Terrace has also  seen  a decline  with  32 starts  in the first six months of 2015, compared to 51  starts  January to June of  2014.



And on the topic, all of Clint Dahl and Mcleod’s projects still sit idle. We are well over a year and they have ripped apart a full city block of the downtown and NOTHING has happened to get the hotel built. Minding this, Clint is still jumping around town, tearing down trees and putting up signs about things he wants to build, but never actually builds anything.

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