Building permits down 23 percent in first quarter

April 2, 2018

The value of building permits so far this year in Sioux Falls is 23 percent less than the first three months of 2017.

Permits through March totaled $104 million, down from $135.1 million last year and $193.5 million two years ago.

The biggest drops are in new residential and commercial construction.

The city has issued permits for 107 single-family houses in the first quarter, or 55 fewer than the same time last year. The value of residential construction was $31.5 million, down from $43.4 million.

Multifamily construction is ahead of last year, with permits issued for 272 units compared with 240.

Residential additions and remodeling projects are up slightly at $8.9 million, compared with $8.5 million last year.

New commercial construction totaled $42.8 million, down from $65.2 million last year. Commercial additions and remodeling projects are up slightly at $20.8 million, compared with $18 million.

Major projects that received permits in March include a new phase of apartments at Dublin Square near Dawley Farm Village, at $5 million; renovations at Avera McKennan, at $5 million; Graystone Townhomes at 4401 E. 61st St., at $4.6 million; and Cleveland Center Apartments at 2601 E. Eighth St, at nearly $4 million.

Building permits down 23 percent in first quarter

The value of building permits so far this year in Sioux Falls is 23 percent less than the first three months of 2017.

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