Building permits $80 million ahead of last year

Oct. 1, 2018

Sioux Falls building activity continued its record-setting pace in September, totaling $633.2 million through the first three quarters of the year.

That’s about $80 million ahead of last year, which also set a record.

Building permits for total housing units have dropped though to 1,706, compared with 1,852 for the same time last year. That’s mostly because of single-family housing construction. The city has issued permits for 555 houses so far this year, which is  69 fewer than the same time last year.

Apartments are about even with last year, and town homes are down by 28 units.

Residential additions and remodeling projects have increased by $5 million year over year to $38.2 million.

New commercial construction totaled $239.3, which is up from $206 million last year. Commercial additions and remodeling projects also are up at $179.7 million, compared with $128.7 million.

Major projects with new permits in September include the $4.7 million Diamond Field storage project in southeast Sioux Falls and $2.2 million in renovations to the Holiday Inn City Centre, which includes replacing windows and balcony doors and HVAC improvements.

Building permits $80 million ahead of last year

Sioux Falls building activity continued its record-setting pace in September, totaling $633.2 million through the first three quarters of the year.

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