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Year End Building Permits Down

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 @ 3:52 AM

Prince George, B.C.-  Building permits in the City of Prince George were  down in  2015  when compared to 2014.Last year, there were 485 permits valued at $88,446,435 dollars.  That’s down from the 509 permits valued at $125,680,455 dollars in 2014.

But not to worry, Director of Planning,  Ian Wells says there are some significant development permits  that will be coming in the not too distant future that will see construction this spring.

In December  2015, the most significant permit was  for $3 million dollars worth of  tenant alterations at the Pine Centre mall for the  renovation  for Lowes.  If not for that permit,  the December stats would have fallen well short of the  same month in 2014.  Last month  there were 22 permits valued at  $4.562 million dollars.  In the same month in 2014, there were 28 permits valued at $4.653 million dollars.



Commercial was certainly down in 2015 so hopefully all of these projects that are pending (hotels and condo developments for example) will get their permits soon.

What he could have told you was that an increase in residential permits in Nov & Dec 2014 were to avoid the Dec 2014 building code improvements. These projects were built through 2015 and some may have just started recently. This trickled into January stats also, but if you look at Nov/Dec 2013 numbers you will see that 2015 was more typical.

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