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July building permit reports are in for Battleford, North Battleford

Busy in North Battleford; demolitions happening in Battleford
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Battleford expect August to be a big months for building permits.

THE BATTLEFORDS - Numbers are in for building permits in both the City of North Battleford and Town of Battleford for July.

In the report for North Battleford presented to city council on Tuesday , numbers were way up for July with 10 permits for $8,356,400. The numbers included a new industrial permit for $4,853,000 and three commercial alteration permits for $2,878,900.

Those numbers are up from the seven permits for $1,753,000 from the same month in 2020. For the year to date, 63 permits have been issued for $17,877,000, up from last year's 59 permits for $11,860,378. 

In Battleford, the month of July saw considerably less activity than the rest of the year: just over $10,000 for four permits, according to the report to council from Community Planner Paige Reynolds-Hundt.

Included in her report were two demolition reports for the two properties in the town that were destroyed by fire earlier this year. The Battleford Esso at the junction of highway 4 and 29th Street has been undergoing demolition of its car wash this summer, as well as undergoing repairs to its convenience store. As well, a house on 26th Street will be coming down this week.

While the numbers in July were modest, the numbers for the year to date in Battleford are $5.4 million. Reynolds-Hundt indicated to council that the month of August was likely to be a big month for permits as well.