Building permits off to strong start

Calgary’s building permit applications started off the year on a strong note in January, with a 19 per cent increase in total estimated value and a 14 per cent rise in the number of permits compared to last year.

The estimated value of the 1,160 permits — which includes residential, non-residential and demolition building applications — totalled $278 million in January, up from $233 million during the same month last year, say statistics from the City of Calgary.

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