Value of building permits by municipality and year.

Building permits in Castlegar up 91 per cent

The amount spent on building permits in Castlegar increased significantly in 2015.

The amount spent on building permits in Castlegar increased significantly in 2015.

The total value of building permits in Castlegar increased 91 per cent from $6,077,000 in 2014 to $11,626,000 in 2015. The most dramatic change was in industrial permits, which increased from $15,000 to $4,941,000.

The second biggest increase was in commercial permits, which increased 286 per cent from $737,000 to $2,847,000, and there was slight in increase of 9 per cent in residential permits.

The only permits to decrease were industrial and government permits, which dropped 98 per cent from $1,836,000 in 2014 to $43,000 last year.

This is the second year in a row that the amount spent on building permits in Castlegar has increased. Between 2013 and 2014, the value of all building permits increased 28 per cent.

In comparison, Nelson has also seen growth over the past two years, with an increase of 80 per cent in 2015 and an increase o 98 per cent in 2014. Trail experienced a significant increase in 2015 687 per cent after decreases in the two previous years. Rossland’s building permits decreased 29 per cent in 2015, but had increased 111 per cent in 2014.

Statistics courtesy of BC Stats.

 

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