The Mountaineer - Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada
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2019 building permits well below historic average
By Glen Mazza

The Town of Rocky Mountain House reported that building permits for 2019 were just over $5.9 million.
That is the second lowest total since 2007. Only 2017 was lower with $4.3 million. The highest total in that period was $40.1 million in 2014.
In town, large projects, like new construction of homes or commercial buildings, require a building permit. These projects also require building inspections.
Sixty-two building permits were issued in 2019. These included residential at $2.5 million, commercial/industrial at $2.8 million and government/institutional at $440,000.
Residential permits were $4.3 million below the average of $6.8 over the past 10 years. In 2014, there was over $17 million in residential building values.