Earth moving equipment was being kept busy moving dirt around on the Crestview subdivision just south of Pierview and east of 50th Street Monday. Work is underway in creating infrastructure for the second phase of development in the area. This picture was shot from beside the town’s reservoir looking northeast.

Permits issued for 86 new homes so far

Nine months into the year, construction is Sylvan Lake is slightly below the previous year’s tally but things are picking up

Nine months into the year, construction is Sylvan Lake is slightly below the previous year’s tally but things are picking up with new subdivisions opening for sale.

Figures released by the town for September showed permits for 11 new homes issued, bringing the nine month tally to 86 compared to 68 in the same period of 2012. Construction of multifamily units is comparable — 89 units started this year compared to 88 last year.

The overall total is down 6.1 per cent with permits issued for $40.476 million in 2013 while in 2012 the total was $43.140 million, due to less commercial and industrial activity.

Permits for new home construction in September showed activity in all areas of town. Four permits were for homes in Ryders Ridge, four for homes in Crestview, one for a home in Beacon Hill and one for a home in Lakeway Landing. Another permit was issued for a new home in the cabin area on 38th Street.

Construction values of the new homes ranged from $184,200 to $256,915.

Other permits were issued for four basement developments, three detached garages, two sheds, two renovations, one addition and one secondary suite.

The development officer’s report from Monday night’s Municipal Planning Commission showed more activity in Ryders Ridge as the final phase opens for construction. Two rowhouses with a total of nine units are in the permitting stages as are a number of additional new homes in both Ryders Ridge and Crestview.


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