Construction almost 150 per cent above last year

Residential construction continues to drive Sylvan Lake’s building permit totals to greater heights.

Residential construction continues to drive Sylvan Lake’s building permit totals to greater heights.

At the end of the first half of the year the total value of construction undertaken in the community was almost 150 per cent above last year’s six month tally.

Permits had been issued for $34.9 million in work, compared to just $14.1 million at the same time in 2011.

The biggest gain is in multi-family buildings with four permits issued for a total of 13 units last month. Three of the four were for row houses south of Ryders Square in the Ryders Ridge subdivision. Falcon Homes is constructing one of the structures while Panterra Developments received permits for two buildings. The other permit was for a duplex in the new Westpine Estates subdivision off 60th Street just south of Westwood Crescent. Total construction value of the four permits was almost $2.23 million. To date this year permits have been issued for 81 new multi-family residential units compared to none last year.

June’s total permit total was $6,271,160. That compared to just $950,022 in June 2011.

Permits were issued for 16 new single family homes last month. The most active area was Ryders Ridge accounting for 11 of the permits. Two were issued for construction in Lakeway Landing, one in Hewlett Park, one in Beacon Hill and one to replace a demolished building in the cottage area.

Three permits were issued for commercial activities. They included a photo studio on Beju Industrial Drive, a tattoo and piercing shop in Hewlett Park Landing and a temporary sales trailer at the marina.

Other permits were issue for decks (8), detached garages (6), basement developments (6), a renovation, a gazebo and hot tub, above ground pool, and demolitions (2).

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