For the past three years Kamloops has set successive building permit value records and 2020 is shaping up to be just as robust.
According to the latest building permit report, the city issued $10.3 million worth of building permits in February, compared to $6.5 million in the same month last year. That is an increase of $3.8 million. Two big projects were the driving force responsible for that major increase. One is an industrial permit that was issued to Canadian Linen in Dallas which was worth $1.9 million. The second was a site-servicing permit work $1 million for the Valleyview Secondary School expansion.
The site-servicing permit will include ground work and excavation, drainage and retaining walls for the new addition to the school. The permit for the actual building may be issued at the end of the month. The province announced the $34.5 million addition to Valleyview Secondary on April 12, 2019 saying it will increase the current school's capacity by 525 students. The project also includes a new gymnasium, new pick up and drop-off area for buses, parking stalls and a new field.
Other permits to come include the patient-care tower at Royal Inland Hospital, a seniors housing project on Seventh Street in North Kamloops and for expansion of The Residence in Orchard’s Walk in Valleyview.
Andrew Karpiak is a Real Estate Agent in the Kamloops area including Tobiano and Sun Peaks. He was born and raised in Kamloops and proud to call the city home while raising his own family.
Leave A Comment