Sylvan’s housing construction outpacing previous year

New home construction continued at a quicker pace through May than during the previous year.

New home construction continued at a quicker pace through May than during the previous year.

Building statistics released by the Town of Sylvan Lake last week, showed 21 permits issued in May — all for residential construction — tallying $3.259 million, which was up from $2.42 million in May 2011.

Permits for construction of seven new single family homes, and two five-unit rowhouse complexes were issued.

The single family residences ranged in construction value from $201,100 to $299,820 and included five in Ryders Ridge, one in Lakeway Landing, one in Fieldstone and one along Lakeshore Drive in the town’s east end. The two rowhouse projects are in Ryders Ridge.

A total of 68 units of multi-family housing have been permitted this year compared to none in the first five months of 2011. Single family starts totalled 32 this year compared to 52 in the same period last year.

Other permits were issued for basement development (5), detached garages (3), a sunroom, secondary suite, deck and a hot tub.

The year-to-date tally of construction value for all permits issued sits at $28.635 million — more than double the amount recorded to the end of May 2011 which was $13.2 million.

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