Build­ing per­mits re­main steady in 2016

The Drumheller Mail - - FRONT PAGE - Krystin McHugh

De­spite the poor econ­omy in Al­berta, the value of build­ing per­mits in 2016 has ex­ceeded to­tals in 2015 by close to $500,000.

Paul Sal­va­tore, Di­rec­tor of Com­mu­nity Ser­vices, told The Mail, “There were a num­ber of res­i­den­tial builds in 2015 but quite a few more in 2016. Com­mer­cially in 2016 there was a per­mit for ma­jor con­struc­tion at the Drumheller Co-op Bulk Gas Sta­tion.”

Not only was res­i­den­tial, sin­gle dwelling build­ing up but so was multi fam­ily dwellings be­ing built were on the rise. 2015 did not see any build­ing per­mits re­gard­ing multi fam­ily dwelling. 2016 saw four multi fam­ily projects. Both years saw sim­i­lar num­bers re­gard­ing com­mer­cial build­ing per­mits.

“It’s not re­ally a sur­prise be­cause it’s mostly very project spe­cific. There are a cou­ple of new sub­di­vi­sions in Drumheller where there is lots of work hap­pen­ing in Hillsview 2 and Riverview Es­tates.” Sal­va­tore said, “The build­ing you are see­ing hap­pen there now are per­mits from 2016. There’s oth­ers that are still com­ing our way, so there’s good progress hap­pen­ing in the sub­di­vi­sions. ”

2016 saw a lower to­tal for in­sti­tu­tional perm its . This num­ber is lower in part be­cause of the build­ing of the wa­ter­slide at the Aquaplex in 2015.

There were 65 res­i­den­tial, 14 com­mer­cial, 1 in­dus­trial, and 2 in­sti­tu­tional per­mits for a to­tal of 82 build­ing per­mits is­sued by The Town of Drumheller in 2016. In ad­di­tion to the build­ing per­mits there were also, 104 elec­tri­cal per­mits, 34 gas per­mits and 23 plumb­ing re­lated per­mits is­sued for res­i­dents in the Town of Drumheller.

Di­rec­tor of Com­mu­nity Ser­vices, Paul Sal­va­tore, pre­sented coun­cil with the An­nual Re­port for 2016, which showed a rise on the value of build­ing per­mits.

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