New home construction continues to propel Sylvan Lake’s building statistics with October posting a total of $2.8 million in activity.
Two rowhousing buildings on Reid Court in Ryders Ridge, with a total of nine units, accounted for just over $1.3 million of that total, according to statistics released by the town.
Permits were also issued for six new homes, all of those in Ryders Ridge. Construction value for five of the six homes ranged from $153,900 to $216,580. The other home was pegged at $257,555. Together they contributed almost $1.22 million to the month’s tally.
Other residential permits were issued for five basement developments, three detached garages, two decks, a garage suite, and a hot tub.
In the downtown area, a permit, for construction valued at $29,008, was issued for tenant improvements on the second floor at the Sylvan Medical Centre building on 46th Street and another for demolition of the former Sylvan Lake Resort and Conference Centre sales office on 49th Street.
So far in 2013, permits have been issued for 92 single family homes as compared to 72 the previous year. Also ahead of last year’s statistics are multi-family residences with 98 units permitted so far compared to 88 in 2012.
The year-to-date total for all building permits is $43,280,782.58, just 4.2 per cent behind the 10 month total of $45.1 million in 2012.