Big projects buoy building permit numbers for city

Two building permits issued last month at city hall have bolstered construction numbers heading into the end of the year.

City of Kamloops development manager Jason Dixon said an $11.3 million superstructure permit was issued for the next phase of the Royal Inland Hospital expansion in addition to $17.5 million worth of permits for a project by the Kelson Group for two buildings with 82 units at Thompson Rivers University.

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The two towers will bring to a total four residential buildings on the north side of the Old Main building at the university.

In October, the city issued 122 permits worth $37 million, compared to 142 permits issued in the same month last year worth $24 million.

Through 2019, 1,232 permits have been issued worth $246.7 million, compared to 1,351 permits issued in the same time last year worth $210.6 million. In 2018, the city set a record for building permit values at $285 million.

Dixon, however, is unsure whether or not the city will break that record for a third year in a row.

“We’re awfully close, but it’s looking more and more like it’s a possibility at this point,” he said.

“The activity continues on those bigger projects.”

Still in the queue is a permit for an apartment building off of Robson Drive in Sahali as well as applications for Fresh Street Market and Old Navy at Aberdeen Mall.

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