2017 Building Permit Report

BUILDING PERMITS ARE A TRADITIONAL INDICATOR OF A LOCAL INVESTMENT AND ECONOMIC HEALTH. City of Moose Jaw Building Permit Report indicates local investment slightly lower than the same three month period in 2016, with the lion’s share of investment coming from residential construction. For the period January1 - March 31, 2017, the City issued 53 permits valued at $7,183,820, down 11 per cent from $8,086,313 recorded in 2016 (57 permits issued). Permits for 11 single family homes the first three months of 2017 compared to 16 for the same period in the prior year.

HISTORICAL BUILDING PERMIT ACTIVITY 2001 – 2016 The record high was set in 2014 with the value of building permits totaling $131.5M; the lowest recorded value was set in 2001 at $13.5M.

City of Moose Jaw Permit - Year over Year Comparison (2001 –2016)

2017 MOOSE JAW HOUSING STARTS For the period January 1 – March 31, 2017 the City issued 11 permits for new dwellings, valued at $4,140,370 compared to 16 permits issued for the same period in the prior year valued at $4,424,945.

Building Permit Report on Housing Starts (2012-16)

IN 2016 MOOSE JAW RECORDED 53 BUILDING PERMITS for new dwellings valued at $20,503,339 compared to 53 permits in 2015, valued at $16,773,000. Construction of multi-family condo units remained slow in 2016 as the high inventory of new and resale condos cooled the pace of new projects, especially multi-family units. The record for dwellings starts was set during 2012 with 132 starts valued at $37.4M. New residential construction continues in newer neighbourhoods such as Iron Bridge, West Park, Deveraux, and New Rock subdivisions:

New Residential Construction