Sioux Falls building permits at record pace through July

Aug. 1, 2018

Bolstered by a couple of major projects, Sioux Falls ended July with its strongest building permit valuation for the first seven months of the year.

Permits totaled $449.3 million through July, ahead of last year’s $415.8 million for the same time period and $448.7 million for the first seven months in 2016.

A big portion of the $15.9 million building permit for Fleet Farm, the retailer under construction at the Sanford Sports Complex, came in during July, as well as part of Citibank’s $15.8 million permit for its new corporate headquarters in southwest Sioux Falls.

Other projects have been adding to the total in the past few months. Avera on Louise permits so far this year total $54.5 million. More than $14.4 million in permits have been issued since May at Smithfield for a holding barn.

Total new commercial construction at $184.4 million is $40 million ahead of last year.

New residential construction is lagging, with permits issued for 414 single-family homes, compared with 483 homes for the same time last year. There have been permits for 492 multifamily units, compared with 565 units for the same time last year. Lloyd Construction & Development took out building permits July 31 for $5.3 million as part of the second phase of its Edgewater Villas apartment project near 85th Street and Minnesota Avenue, for 80 units in five buildings.

Residential additions and remodeling projects are up a little at $26.4 million, compared with $25.1 million.

Sioux Falls building permits at record pace through July

Bolstered by a couple of major projects, Sioux Falls ended July with its strongest building permit valuation for the first seven months of the year.

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