The City of Regina issued $107.9 million in building permits in June, compared with $46.8 million for June 2011. That brings the total value of permits issued for the first half of 2012 to $348.1 million, well ahead of the $285.7 million in the first six months of 2011.
Given that last year’s total of $548 million in permits was a record for the city, the head of the city’s building division thinks another record year is well within reach.
June saw a number of large permits issued, including one for $13.45 million to Centre Square Development GP Inc. for the Centre Square condominium project at 2300 Broad Street, a permit for $24.06 million for new facilities at the RCMP Training Academy at 6101 Dewdney Ave. and two permits for $6 million each to Devereaux Developments for apartments at 5960 Little Pine Loop in the Skyview subdivision in the northwest and Reimer Custom Designed Homes for a condo project at 4891 Trinity Lane in the southwest.
residential construction has been leading the way, with $166.9 million in residential permits issued in the first half, virtually double the $83.4 million in residential building permits issued during the first six months of 2011. Single-family dwelling permits hit $94.8 million in the first half, compared with $57.8 million for the same period last year.
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