Building permits drop by 30 percent in Sioux Falls

March 1, 2018

After a strong start in January, building activity in Sioux Falls slowed in February.

City permits totaled $53.3 million through February, down from $76.7 million last year and $135.5 million two years ago.

The biggest year-over-year drop was in new commercial construction, which totaled $23.2 million, compared with $49.6 million last year.

The city has issued permits for 50 single-family houses, which is eight fewer than last year, and 100 multifamily units, which is 64 units behind 2017.

The largest permits issued in February were the West Pointe Condos at 7801 S. Townsley Ave., at $2.9 million, and The Ransom Church, 100 N. Ebenezer Ave., at $1 million.

Building permits drop by 30 percent in Sioux Falls

After a strong start in January, building activity in Sioux Falls slowed in February.

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