The coronavirus pandemic may have slowed some businesses in Salmon Arm, but building construction still appears to be flourishing.
The city’s planning and development services staff received kudos at a Dec. 13 council meeting for their work on the high number of building permits recorded.
The worth of single- and multi-family homes and their suites amounted to about $3.6 million in permits in November 2021, while commercial and industrial permits totalled more than $600,000.
That brings the total for the year, to the end of November, to approximately $50.3 million. The year-to-date total for 2020 was $51.5 million.
Coun. Kevin Flynn called the totals “pretty darn good numbers” and expressed his gratitude to the planning and development services team.
“We’re over $50 million, probably just a little bit short of all-time highs, but still great work…” Flynn said. “Thank you to the team that does all that hard work.”
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