Fort St. John building construction down in 2018

Fort St. John saw $44.1 million in new building construction in 2018, a 19% drop from values seen in 2017.

The city issued 112 permits by the end of December, for a total construction value of $44,167,190. In 2017, 108 permits were issued worth $54.6 million in construction.

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For the year, 30 single-family housing permits were issued worth $12.7 million; five duplex permits were issued for $3.6 million; four multi-family permits were issued for $6 million; and two mobile home permits were issued for $206,500.

Overall, permits for 53 new homes were issued, down from 92 in 2017.

There were 27 commercial building permits issued for the year, valued at $6.5 million. That's down from 40 permits valued at $7.3 million in 2017.

Four permits for institutional buildings worth $6.1 million were issued, and five permits for industrial buildings worth $8.2 million were issued.

There were 35 permits issued for garages and other renovations in 2018, valued at $717,000.

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