Building permits in Rossland continue downward trend

The amount spent on building permits in Rossland continues to decrease.

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The amount spent on building permits in Rossland continues to decrease.

After a 28 per cent decrease from 2014 to 2015, the amount spent on permits in Rossland from January to April is down 53 per cent from $1,470,000 in 2015 to $690,000 in 2016.

The amount spent was down across all categories of building permits. The biggest decrease was in industrial building permits, which fell 100 per cent from $13,000 in the first four months of 2015 to nothing during the same period this year. Institutional and government permits were down 98 per cent, residential permits were down 43 per cent and commercial permits were down 33 per cent.

In comparison, Trail has experienced a large increase so far this year 294 per cent from $560,000 in the first four months of 2015 to $2,209,000 during the same period in 2016. The amount spent on permits in Castlegar increased 9 per cent so far, while Nelson experienced a decrease of 83 per cent.

Statistics courtesy of BC Stats.