WHARTON STREET DEVELOPMENT In 2019, a large construction project resulted in the closure of Wharton Street in Summerland for five months. The municipality issued 206 permits during the year, with a value of more than $45 million. (Andrew Mitchell/Summerland Review)

Summerland’s building permits in 2019 show busy year for construction

Permits worth more than $45 million show significant increase in activity

It was a busy year for Summerland’s development services department as the greatest number of building permits in recent years were issued.

In November, 13 permits worth $10,310,000 were issued and in December, six permits, worth $500,500 were issued.

Throughout 2019, the municipality issued a total of 206 permits with a total value of $45,879,300.

By comparison, there were 190 permits with a value of $28,043,700 issued in 2018, and in 2017 a total of 195 permits, worth, $31,115,882 were issued.

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