Salmon Arm building statistics show a strong year for construction of single-family homes. (File photo)

Salmon Arm sees growth in housing construction

Building stats indicate increase in single-family homes, residential units

Salmon Arm residents who have noticed a large number of housing starts this year are not mistaken.

City building department figures for July show 79 building permits have been issued so far this year for the construction of single-family residences. The value of this construction amounts to $25,346,999. This is up from 73 permits, valued at $22,216,895, issued the same time last year

Pleased by these figures, Coun. Chad Eliason said the city is on track to see another record year for the development of new housing. He expressed his gratitude to city staff for doing the best they can to help ease the housing shortage in Salmon Arm.

“It’s good to see Salmon Arm growing and these… single-family dwellings and additions and renovations are really the ones that have the greatest economic impact in our community,” said Eliason.

Related: Council thrilled about building stats

The city has also seen growth in the development of multi-unit housing (apartments, row, strata and duplex). As of July, permits were issued for the construction of eight buildings consisting of 27 units, with a total value of $4.7 million.

“That’s quite something,” commented Coun. Louise Wallace Richmond. “So the market is also responding… I’m very delighted to see this particular stat.”

Related: Salmon Arm building stats reach record high

Sixty-seven permits had been issued as of July for additions to single-family homes, down slightly from the 78 issued by the same time last year.

The value of building permits issued by the end of July amounts to $37,540,412 – the most the city has seen for the time of year since 2008, slightly exceeding what was issued for the entirety of 2015.


@SalmonArm
newsroom@saobserver.net

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

RCMP inspecting trucks along Trans Canada

They are emphasising that all commercial trucks on Highway 1 must carry chains during winter

Beyond the Blues event coming to Revelstoke

Annual mental health awareness event will have a new cannabis use screening tool

Columbia Basin Trust announces grant for technology upgrades

The deadline for organizations to apply is Dec. 17

CONTEST: New year, new you

KimXO has partnered with Black Press Media and Third Space for a brand new contest

Revelstoke Hospice Society recognizes National Bereavement Day today

Perhaps you were unaware of the national day we have to dedicate… Continue reading

VIDEO: B.C. legislature clerk, sergeant at arms suspended for criminal investigation

Clerk of the House Craig James, Sergeant-at-arms Gary Lenz on administrative leave

Former NHL player and coach Dan Maloney dies at 68

Maloney coached the Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets

Ex-MSU president charged with lying to police about Nassar

Lou Anna Simon was charged Tuesday with lying to police during an investigation

Otter makes a snack out of koi fish in Vancouver Chinese garden

Staff say the otter has eaten at least five fish

Police aim to prevent retaliation after Hells Angel found dead under B.C. bridge

IHIT confirms Chad Wilson, 43, was the victim of a ‘targeted’ homicide

Police looking into two more incidents at private Toronto all-boys’ school

Police and the school have said two of the prior incidents involved an alleged sexual assault

B.C. lumber mills struggle with shortage of logs, price slump

Signs of recovery after U.S. market swings, industry executive says

25% of Canadians still won’t say they use pot, survey says

Statistics Canada poll says Canadians on average were 18.9 years old when they first tried pot.

Canucks’ 50/50 jackpot expected to surpass $1 million

The guaranteed prize for one lucky winner will be $500,000 minimum when Vancouver hosts LA Nov 27

Most Read