By Mario Toneguzzi, Calgary Herald
CALGARY — Rocky View County saw an increase in building permit construction value in 2011.
The County said value jumped from $237 million in 2010 to $274.7 million last year. “We were very pleased with the amount of construction we experienced in 2011,” said Brock Beach, building services manager for the County, in a news release. “Our industrial and commercial construction activity exceeded our expectations, boosting our numbers, as Rocky View County continues to attract this type of industry.”
Commercial, institutional and industrial construction values totalled $133 million up from $49 million the previous year. “Businesses continue to choose Rocky View as a place to open or expand their operations,” said David Kalinchuk, manager of economic development at the County. Residential construction value fell to $117.33 million in 2011, down from $158.75 million in the previous year.
The industrial sector saw building permit value increase to $105.03 million in 2011, up from $17.29 million in 2010. The number of building permits in 2011 were 750, down from 842 the previous year.