New construction in Sylvan Lake last year peaked to a total not seen in the past five years with residential homes leading the way.
Permits were issued for a total of $54.2 million in construction, up just over 37 per cent from the previous year.
Residential construction was $36.8 million in 2012 and accounted for almost 68 per cent of the value of all permits issued. Of that total, $14 million was for multiple housing buildings which included 95 units.
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