Sioux Falls construction at record pace for first half of 2019

July 1, 2019

Sioux Falls saw a surge in building activity in June that put the city at record pace through the first half of the year.

Permits in June alone totaled about $75 million. That includes major projects such as a partial permit for Jefferson High School at $9 million, the Greenway Apartments at 3008 E. 26th St. at $4.4 million and remodeling for the new At Home store at 1601 W. 41st St. at nearly $3 million.

Permits totaled $350.5 million for the first six months of 2019, compared with $344.7 million last year and $340.2 million in 2017.

The biggest gain is in commercial additions and remodeling projects, which totaled $95.7 million, compared with $61.8 million a year ago.

The only category trailing last year is new commercial construction, which totaled $114.6 million through June, compared with $153.3 million for the same time last year.

New residential construction is basically flat at $108.1 million, compared with $107.5 million. That includes 340 new singl- family homes, or 23 fewer than the same time one year ago.

The city has issued permits for 338 multifamily units, compared with 412 for the same time last year. Those are counted as commercial construction.

Sioux Falls construction at record pace for first half of 2019

Sioux Falls saw a surge in building activity in June that put the city at record pace through the first half of the year.

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