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Value of building permits up significantly in 2018 compared to 2017

The number of permits issued in 2018 decreased slightly over the year before, but values were significantly higher.
Last year, 1,068 permits were issued for a value of $233 million, compared to 1,205 permits valued at $152 million in 2017.
Commercial building permits made a stronger showing in 2018, with 231 permits issued for a value of $115 million, compared to 213 permits valued at $65 million the year before.

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Optimism with Red Deer Commercial Permit Values up 60+% over Last Year

Total year-to-date building permit values remain higher than those in 2017, however values for November were less than those in November 2017.
November 2018 building permit values were $23 million compared to $34 million in the same month in 2017. However, year-to-date building permits have reached a total value of $222 million so far in 2018, compared to $148 million by this time in 2017.
 
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Red Deer Mayor Provides Perspective for 2019

Red Deer mayor Tara Veer admits the past 12 month were among the most difficult of her political career.
“2018, in looking back, it was a tough year,” Veer said during her annual year-end interview with rdnewsNOW.

 

 
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Changes coming to Gasoline Alley transit route

With the creation of the 2A South Regional Transit route connecting the communities of Innisfail, Penhold and Springbrook, the former transit route into Springbrook and Gasoline Alley will be changing.
The new transit service for Gasoline Alley (Route 12) will NOT enter Springbrook, as that location will shift to the 2A South Regional route. This change will make the route approximately 30 minutes in duration from Bower Mall to the turnaround point in Gasoline Alley and back.
 
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Junction 42 – Red Deer County Development

Junction 42

Located 10 kilometers directly south of the City of Red Deer, Junction 42 is now slated for commercial, industrial, and agri-business development. The entire Junction 42 area encompasses 10 quarter sections surrounding the Highway 2 and Highway 42 interchange and is intended to supplement the County’s industrial and commercial parks surrounding Red Deer, some of which are currently approaching full build out.

Plans & Maps
Recently, a Major Area Structure Plan (PDF), as well as a Local Area Structure Plan, […]

Council approves 2019 Capital Budget focusing on sustainability and preparing for future growth

City Council approved a $121 million capital budget this evening after two days of deliberation. The capital budget includes projects that will take place in 2019, or projects that require additional funding from previous years.

Debate on a future aquatics centre for Red Deer ended with a resolution to further consider scope and location and with a commitment to move detailed design costs forward from 2023 to 2019. The placeholder for construction remains as recommended in the plan.

“This decision made […]

Feds, province announce $13. 8 million to upgrade Dickson Dam

The governments of Canada and Alberta are aiming to reduce flood risks in the province and to better protect residents and businesses from natural disasters.$30 million was announced during a media conference Thursday morning at Bower Ponds for three disaster mitigation projects in Alberta.

$13.8 million was announced for upgrades to Dickson Dam in Red Deer County to improve spillways and increase the capacity to safely discharge water during extreme floods. The federal contribution will be fifty per cent of […]

Red Deer Building permit report – September

Building permits were on the rise again in September due to a number of commercial, industrial and public permits.

Year-to-date building permits continue to rise over 2017 numbers with the total value of $167.5 million so far in 2018, compared to $97.1 million by this time in 2017.

Notable permits for September include: a $15.6 million permit for the modernization of St. Patrick’s School; a $7.3 million permit for the Northside Community Centre; a $4.3 million dollar permit for an addition […]

Building permits values continue to rise

Building permits were on the rise again in August due to a number of commercial permits.

Year-to-date building permits continue to rise over 2017 numbers with the total value of $133.7 million so far in 2018, compared to $83.9 million by this time in 2017.

Notable permits for August include: a $6.5 million permit for Woody’s RV World at 71 Burnt Park Drive; two permits for new four storey apartment complexes at 50 Livingston Close, valued at $4.7 million each; a […]

New Innisfail skate park to roll out in 2019

Construction will go ahead in 2019 on a new skate park in Innisfail.

Town council approved the project and its hefty price-tag at its meeting this week.

The skateboard portion of the project is tabbed at $850,000, including an expanded bowl which wasn’t in the original design. It is located at 51 Avenue and 42 Street, just west of the hospital.

The bigger bowl is only possible however because the Town will also be relocating the nearby horseshoe pits. With that included, […]