Kimberley is heading toward new ground as construction spending continues to rise.
The city’s third quarter building permit report shows over $11 million dollars in construction as of the end of September 2018.
30 new dwellings are on the books so far this year, with more than 60 permits issued for single family home renovations.
Manager of Planning Services Troy Pollock expects the city to surpass the previous two years in overall construction value and new dwelling starts by December.
“Come year end, we should be exceeding the previous two years in overall construction value and permits for new dwelling starts should be ahead,” Pollock says.
The city had nearly $14 million worth of construction value invested in 2017, up $3 million from 2016.
At the time, city staff said 2017 saw the highest annual investment into the community since the height of condo construction around the ski hill in 2007.
– Troy Pollock, Manager of Planning Services – City of Kimberley