Commercial builds steady in Fort St. John

Commercial construction continued to drive building numbers in Fort St. John in October.

The city issued 12 building permits last month, worth an estimated $3.3 million in construction.

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Half the permits were issued for commercial projects with a value of $2.2 million, including permits for renovations at the cultural centre ($107,000), the provincial government cannabis store ($600,000), the curling rink ($275,000), and a Macro Industries property on Northern Lights Drive ($827,000).

The city issued two permits for two single family homes at 8115 81A Street and 11707 105A Street, valued at a combined $1.024 million.

Four permits for garages and other renovations were issued for the month.

To the end of October, the city had issued 95 permits for $51.3 million worth of construction.

That's up from the 95 permits worth $37.3 million in new construction at the same time last year. 

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