FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The start of construction season helped give a shot in the arm to the value of construction in Fort St. John, which increased dramatically in April.
According to the latest building numbers from the City, the value of construction in April more than doubled the March year-to-date total of $1.37 million. There were a total of 16 building permits issued, with those construction projects valued at $2,906,300.
Of the 16 permits, seven were for single family detached homes that had a value of over $2.5 million. So far in 2018 the city has issued 30 permits, eight of which have been single family homes. The city’s value of construction for all of 2018 sits at $4,273,300, which is over $2 million less than the year-to-date construction value at this time last year.
City revenues from permits and fees also saw a corresponding jump last month. The City brought in $20,165 of the 2018 year-to-date total of $32,072. However that amount is still lower than the $50,752 the City made in the first four months of 2017.