Building numbers still up in Huron-Kinloss

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HURON-KINLOSS – The August 2021 building report indicates numbers are still up.

Matt Farrell, manager of building and planning, told council August is usually a slower month for permits but the month’s numbers this year are higher than usual. He said he expects to see the trend continue into the fall, when numbers usually increase, especially since “material prices have begun to normalize.”

There were three permits for single family dwellings in July, all in Point Clark. To date there have been 63 permits issued for new residences. There was also a permit issued to create three apartment units in an existing building in Ripley.

The total value of construction for this year to date is $36,503,630, with 179 permits. Last year at this time, it was $13,089,660 with 133 permits.

Pauline Kerr, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Wingham Advance Times

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