The final numbers are in on what was a booming year for building permits in North Battleford.
The total value of building permits in 2011 was $74,523,350 on 131 permits, compared to $47,950,300 based on 154 permits in 2010.
Permit numbers were submitted to council Monday by Building Inspector Jerry Wintonyk.
Much of the increase in 2011 could be attributed to the six new institutional permits issued for $51,766.000, with much of that value attributed to the building of the four components of the Credit Union CUPlex.
Permit values were considerable lower during December, however, as only three permits were issued for $40,000, compared to three for $8,165,000 in December 2010.
December saw one residential alteration for $25,000, one commercial alteration for $13,000 and one removal/demolition for $2,000.
Still, the final totals cap what has been an outstanding year for building permit values in North Battleford. The city surpassed the 2010 total in July.
While city officials have touted 2011 as a year of building and growth in North Battleford, all is not as rosy as it might seem. New dwelling and new condo permits are actually down compared to a year earlier.
In 2011, 18 new dwelling permits were issued for $4,395,000, compared to 28 for $6,940,000 the year before.
There were also two condo permits issued compared to four in 2010. However, those permit values were up to $3,704,000 compared to $3,104,500 the year before.
Residential alterations were down slightly to 34 for $629,500 compared to 38 for $7685,800 the year before. One big change was seen in the commercial alterations category, as 17 were issued for a value of $8,654,500 compared to eight for $4,357,000 the year before.