For the month of October, the City of Fort St. John gave out 20 building permits.
The value of these permits is $13.6 million and brings the yearly total to $151.9 million – up from $145.9 million last year.
Altogether, the permits will add:
- eight for duplexes ($5.9 million)
- six for garage/renovation work ($51,000)
- four for single family dwellings ($1.7 million)
- one institutional ($35,000)
- and one for a multiple family dwelling ($5.8 million)
These building developments will add 60 housing units, adding for a total of 345 this year.
40 of which are coming from an apartment building development. It also is the single most expensive permit on the list.
Myron Dirks with Peace Enterprises Ltd, who is developing the project, told Energetic City the foundation work was completed yesterday, and carpenters are scheduled to begin the framework next week – on November 16th.
The framework is expected to be completed by Christmas.
He added that the units will be a mix of bachelor, one bedroom, and two bedroom suites with heated underground parking.
“One of the features we have on the building is the SAFERhome guidelines, which is for a more accessible project,” said . “It takes some of the building concepts and makes it more adaptable.”
SAFERhome Standards Society is based in Vancouver and promotes more accessible homes for all people.
The grand opening of the building is slated for early summer 2016.