This year’s building permits to date have brought in more money than in the previous three years, according to a Burnaby city staff report.
As of July, the city had received $448 million from the 897 permits it has issued. Though more permits were issued in 2012 – 966 by June 30 – they brought in less money; only $238 million.
Of the 897 permits issued, 244 were for commercial buildings, 228 were for single-family homes (164 of those were for new builds), and 223 were for demolitions.
There were also 70 permits for multi-family buildings, with 21 of those for new builds.
As of June 30, there were permits issued for 164 new single-family dwelling units, 52 duplexes, 121 strata units in buildings up to four storeys and 923 strata units in buildings higher than four storeys in 2015.