Construction is on the increase in Summerland, according to building statistics from the municipality.
In January and February, 25 building permits were issued or completed with a value of $5.524 million — considerably higher than the value of permits issued during the same period one year earlier.
“We’re up pretty significantly in the number of permits and the cost values,” municipal planner Ian McIntosh said.
There were four single family dwelling permits, with a value of $1.628 million, two duplex permits worth $1.62 million and two fully engineered single family buildings worth $1.909 million.
Other residential permits included three residential additions worth $107,000, one garage or carport worth $20,000 and one swimming pool worth $27,000. A permit for residential renovations worth $10,000 was also issued.
Three commercial additions and alterations worth $55,000, two institutional additions and alterations worth $45,000 and one industrial addition or alteration worth $101,000 were included.
There was one plumbing and water line permit worth $2,000 and one foundation, not engineered, worth $18,000.
Two sign permits and one final inspection on an expired permit did no have dollar values attached.
In January and February of 2011, a total of 18 building permits worth $1.795 million were issued or completed.
These included one single family house worth $422,000, a fully engineered single family home worth $186,000 and three commercial additions and alterations worth $967,000 among others.
In the first two months of 2010, the municipality handled 19 permits worth $2.502 million. The permits included a single family house worth $480,000, a multi-family building worth $500,000, four commercial additions and alterations worth $418,000, one new industrial construction worth $150,000 and five residential renovations worth $815,500.