The start of work on a sprawling new Canadian Tire retail complex drove most of the new construction permitted last month in Fort St. John.
The city issued 10 permits worth $13.1 million of construction in July, with a $9 million commercial permit for the Canadian Tire expansion accounting for most of that. A second permit valued at $2.4 million was also issued for the development at 9716 Old Fort Road.
Construction values continue to outpace 2018, totalling $41.96 million so far this year, which is more than double the $17.5 million seen at the end of July 2018. The city has issued 59 permits to date, up from the 54 issued by this time last year.
The city issued permits for four new houses in July, including a new duplex on 74 Street valued at $470,000, a mobile home on 76 Street valued at $101,000, and one single-family home on 74 Street valued at $725,520.
The city issued three commercial permits valued at $11.6 million, including a $200,000 permit for cultural centre renovations.
One institutional permit valued at $87,000 was issued for renovations at the RCMP detachment.
The city issued three garage/renovation permits valued at $170,000.
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